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2007 Specialty Finance Midyear Update: Pockets Of Pain Amid Overall Ratings Stability Apr 07 Product Image

2007 Specialty Finance Midyear Update: Pockets Of Pain Amid Overall Ratings Stability Apr 07

  • Published: April 2007
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Fremont General Corp.
  • iStar Financial Inc.
  • LNR Property LLC
  • MORE

Abstract
(Portions of this article previously appeared in " Market Liquidity Is Changing Leverage Dynamics For U.S. Finance Companies," published Nov. 1, 2006, on RatingsDirect.) For the remainder of 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that several developing credit trends for specialty finance companies will continue. These include pressure on subprime mortgage lenders, a stable operating environment for commercial real estate companies, and legislative uncertainty for the student loan industry. While our concerns about overleveraged consumers remain, we believe that the economy will remain on track and interest rates will not increase substantially, which should keep the outlooks for most rated companies stable. In an earlier outlook statement (" U.S. Specialty Residential Mortgage Lenders Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Fremont General Corp.
- LNR Property LLC
- iStar Financial Inc.
- New Century Financial Corp.

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- Fremont General Corp.
- LNR Property LLC
- iStar Financial Inc.
- New Century Financial Corp.

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