May 22, 2018 (6.37mins)
In the latest episode of Moody’s Talks Structured Finance, Tracy Rice, a Senior Credit Officer on the US Corporate asset-backed securities team and Gideon Lubin, a lead analyst on the team, discuss how wireless tower ABS transactions and Sprint’s spectrum transaction are used to finance the infrastructure that enables mobile communication. Furthermore, they delve into how these asset classes would be affected by the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.
May 17, 2018 5.20 mins
In this edition of Moody’s Talks…Structured Finance, Senior Vice President Nicky Dang and Vice President Peter McNally discuss key features of the US credit card ABS market, focusing on the major transaction sponsors and the credit characteristics of the receivables backing the transactions.
May 7 2018 6.10mins
In this edition of Moody’s Talks…Structured Finance, analysts from our REIT team, Lori Marks and Griselda Bisono, discuss how high levels of apartment supply will affect the credit quality of multifamily REITs. This podcast focuses on the drivers of slower NOI growth, which markets are most affected by higher supply and why Moody’s believes the credit profiles of the multifamily REITs we rate are well insulated from these challenges.
April 13th, 2018 (8.30mins)
In the next instalment of our Structured Finance podcast series, analysts from our EMEA consumer team, Gaby Trinkaus and Steven Becker, discuss how borrowers that intend to refinance their interest-only owner-occupied mortgages at maturity with an amortising product may not be able to do so given age constraints. Equity release products are an alternative, subject to some constraining factors.
Refinancing owner-occupied loans today will avoid future affordability constraints. However, IO buy-to-let (BTL) borrowers also face future constraints from the prospects of lower yields.
We discuss how interest rates and regulatory changes influence a large share of BTL interest-only loans that are refinanced or repaid ahead of their maturity date, reducing the risk of a large share of loans maturing in a bearish economy, amid weak housing markets and restrictive refinancing options.
January 18, 2018(6.36mins)
In the next installment of our podcast series, analysts from of our EMEA covered bonds team, Paul Millon and Jane Soldera, discuss how the European Commission’s legislation will aim to set minimum credit standards for all European Union (EU) covered bonds, a credit positive development that will support and improve covered bond standards in the region.
December 19th 2017 (5.03 mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks…Structured Finance, Xhensila Pisha sits
down with Senior Vice President Nicky Dang to discuss the drivers of the higher
residual value uncertainty in asset-backed securities backed by auto leases on
battery electric vehicles.
December 4th 2017(6.26mins)
In the latest installment of our series on the state of the UK consumer, Managing Directors of EMEA Structured Finance Katherine Frey and Annabel Schaafsma discuss the direction of UK house prices, the trend for construction levels, and challenges to house price growth, and the effect of Brexit on the sector.
October 19th, 2017 (5.30 mins)
In this episode of our new podcast series, Managing Directors of EMEA Structured Finance Katherine Frey and Annabel Schaafsma discuss UK consumer debt levels, the direction of the UK economy and the resultant implications for asset-backed securities and residential mortgage-backed securities.