loanDepot Inc. has closed Mello Mortgage Capital Acceptance 2022-INV1, a $597 million securitization of agency-eligible mortgages secured by residential investment properties, originated through its retail and partner channels. Over the past 12 months, loanDepot entities have sponsored over $3 billion in private label residential mortgage-backed securities (PLS) across eight transactions.
The collateral pool consists of 1,442 prime, fully amortizing agency-eligible mortgage loans, with original terms of maturity ranging from 20 to 30 years. The loans were made to borrowers with strong credit profiles and low leverage; the pool has a weighted average FICO score of 766 and an original combined loan-to-value ratio of 64.74%. The key collateral attributes of the pool are generally consistent with other recent agency-eligible investment property transactions.
“Our successful PLS issuance demonstrates our unique and resilient business model, enhanced by the strength of our multi-channel strategy, nationally recognized brand and proprietary mello tech stack,” says Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot founder and CEO. “The reliability, consistency and scale of our program allows loanDepot to offer bespoke capital transactions that feature superior pricing of our loans in the secondary market. Our sophisticated capital raising strategy and diversified financing approach continues to provide us operational flexibility as we continue to innovate to help our customers seamlessly navigate one of the most important financial transactions of their lives.”