RMBS outlook improves

There has been some improvement in worst-case expectations for defaults on UK RMBS in the second quarter, according to research by Standard & Poor's.

The group's latest quarterly report found that worst-case expectations for constant default rates had dropped from an average of 8% to 2.49% for prime RMBS and from 21% to 12.4% for non-conforming RMBS during the second quarter. But 'base case' expectations were less optimistic, with default rates expected to climb from 4% to 9.13% for non-conformi

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