KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2020-2 (FSMT 2020-2)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 28 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2020-2 (FSMT 2020-2), a prime transaction made up entirely of non-agency jumbo mortgages.

The pool is comprised of 720 residential mortgages with an aggregate principal balance of $554.2 million as of the August 1, 2020 cut-off date. The collateral consists entirely of fully-amortizing, 30-year fixed rate mortgages (FRM). The pool is characterized by significant borrower equity in the mortgaged properties, as evidenced by the WA original LTV of 64.5% and WA original CLTV of 65.0%. The weighted average original credit score is 767, which is well within the prime mortgage range.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered as an NRSRO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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