Automate Your Data Normalization and Validation Processes

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the solution for automating mundane, business-rule based processes so that organizations high value business users can be deployed to more valuable work.  McKinsey defines RPA as “software that performs redundant tasks on a timed basis and ensures that they are completed quickly, efficiently, and without error.” RPA has enormous savings potential....

CRT Deal Monitor: April 2019 Update

CRT Deal Monitor: Understanding When Credit Becomes Risky  This analysis tracks several metrics related to deal performance and credit profile, putting them into a historical context by comparing the same metrics for recent-vintage deals against those of ‘similar’ cohorts in the time leading up to the 2008 housing crisis.   Some of the charts in this post have interactive features, so click around! We’ll be tweaking the analysis and adding new metrics in subsequent months. Please shoot us an email if you have an idea for other...

A Primer on HECM Loans

In September, RiskSpan announced the addition of Ginnie Mae’s loan-level Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (“HECM”) dataset to the Edge platform. The dataset contains over 330,000 HECM loans with origination dates from 2000 to 2018 and reporting periods from August 2013 to October 2018.   This post is a primer on HECM loans, the HMBS securities they collateralize, and the structure of the new dataset.  What is a HECM?  HECMs are FHA-insured reverse mortgages that provide people 62 and older with cash payments or a line of credit…