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Criteria | Structured Finance | RMBS: Revised Assumptions For Rating U.S. RMBS Prime, Alternative-A, And Subprime Loans Incorporated Into LEVELS Version 7.3 Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
These criteria apply to all U.S. RMBS prime, Alternative-A, and subprime securitizations. These criteria amend and supersede "Revised Assumptions For Rating U.S. RMBS Prime, Alternative-A, And Subprime Loans Incorporated Into LEVELS Version 7.2," published April 30, 2010; "Revised U.S. Residential Mortgage Input File Format, Glossary, And Appendices To The Glossary For LEVELS Version 7.2," published April 30, 2010; and "Standard & Poor?s Revises Definitions And Assumptions For Documentation Types In U.S. RMBS," published Feb. 6, 2009. In addition, this criteria article partially supersedes "Methodology And Assumptions For Rating U.S. RMBS Prime, Alternative-A, And Subprime Loans," published Sept. 10, 2009. Standard & Poor's has incorporated its revised RMBS assumptions into LEVELS 7.3 with regard to four distinct areas: the House Price...
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