KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to GCAT 2022-NQM3 Trust
KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of mortgage pass-through notes from GCAT 2022-NQM3 Trust, a $525.1 million non-prime RMBS transaction. The underlying collateral, comprising 1,048 residential mortgages, is characterized by a significant concentration of loans underwritten using alternative income documentation. Borrowers in the subject pool possess a non-zero WA original credit score of 740 and exhibit substantial equity in each mortgaged property, with WA LTV and combined LTV (CLTV) ratios of 70.1% and 70.1%, respectively.
KBRA's rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS Credit Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction's payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction's legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
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