Rating Agency Developments

On July 24, S&P issued a request for comment on changes to methodology and assumptions for assessing Japanese RMBSReport.

On July 24, Fitch issued Asia-Pacific Consumer ABS ratings criteria.  Report.

On July 24, Fitch issued UK whole business securitizations ratings criteria.  Report.

On July 21, DBRS issued its methodology for North American commercial mortgage servicer evaluations.  Report.

On July 21, DBRS issued its methodology for stability and sustainability of structured income fund evaluations.  Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing multi-borrower U.S. CMBS transactionsFitch Report.

On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for rating securitizations in emerging marketsFitch Report.

On June 16, Fitch released its master criteria for revenue-supported obligations and entities in the public finance sectorFitch Report

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Rating Agency Developments

On June 13, Moody’s announced that its private student loan default rate index will continue to decline.   Moody’s Report.

On June 13, Fitch announced that it has taken various conforming rating actions on enhanced municipal bonds and tender option bonds (TOBs).  Fitch Report.

On June 12, Moody’s released its approach for rating derivative product companiesMoody’s Report.

On June 11, DBRS released its general corporate rating methodologyDBRS Report.

On June 10, S&P released its request for comment on rating counterparty risk in terminating transactionsS&P Release.

On June 10, Fitch released its criteria for commercial mortgage-backed securities and loans in EMEAFitch Report.

On June 9, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. timeshare loan asset-backed securitiesFitch Report.

On June 9, Fitch released its criteria for rating future flow securitizationsFitch Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On May 29, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. nonprofit institutionsFitch Report.

On May 28, Fitch released its criteria for rating caps and limitations on global structured finance transactions.  Fitch Report.

On May 28, Fitch released its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) residential mortgage loss criteria along with separate reports detailing its EMEA RMBS cash flow analysis criteria and its EMEA RMBS master rating criteria.  Mortgage Loss CriteriaCash Flow Analysis CriteriaMaster Rating Criteria.

On May 27, DBRS released its criteria for assessing U.S. RMBS pools under the ability-to-repay rules.  DBRS Report.

On May 26, DBRS released its methodology for Canadian structured finance surveillance.  DBRS Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On May 22, Fitch released its rating criteria for commercial real estate (CRE) loans securing covered bonds, which replaces its criteria published in October 2013.  Fitch Report.

On May 22, Kroll released its methodology for rating U.S. Distressed Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Liquidating Trust securitizations.  Kroll Report.

On May 21, Moody’s released its methodology for rating companies in the global privately managed toll roads industry, which replaces the operational toll roads methodology published in December 2006.  Moody’s Report.

On May 21, Kroll released its methodology for rating single-family rental securitizationsKroll ReportPress Release

On May 20, Fitch updated its Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria applicable to all structured finance asset classes.  Fitch Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On April 28, Moody’s released a request for comment on proposed changes to its global credit card ABS rating approach.  Comments must be submitted by June 9.  Moody’s Report.

On April 22, Moody’s released its methodology for rating obligations with variable promisesMoody’s Report.

On April 22, Kroll released its RMBS rating methodology for assessing Non-QM RiskKroll Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS using the MILAN framework.  Moody’s Report.

On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to assessing incremental risk posed by ability to repay rules in US RMBSMoody’s Report.

On March 24, DBRS released its modified methodology for rating European Structured Finance transactions.  DBRS Report.

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