Specialist lender RMBS support runs into payment holiday wall


Specialist lender RMBS support runs into payment holiday wall

Securitization originators who sell their full capital structures hoping to deconsolidate assets could struggle to protect their deals from Covid-19 payment holidays, as targeted repurchases or liquidity support risks regulators treating deals as though they're still on balance sheet.

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