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KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to Freddie Mac’s STACR 2022-DNA4

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to 34 classes of Freddie Mac Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) REMIC 2022-DNA4 Notes, Freddie Mac STACR REMIC Trust 2022-DNA4 (STACR 2022-DNA4), a credit risk sharing transaction with a total note supply of $1,519,000,000. STACR 2022-DNA4 shows loans with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios greater than 60%, but less than or equal to 80%. The offered notes represent the obligations of the STACR 2022-DNA4 Trust in a credit-linked note structure governed by a credit protection agreement between the trust and Freddie Mac, with payments subject to the credit and payment risks of the principal of the pool reference STACR 2022-DNA4 .

The STACR 2022-DNA4 benchmark pool consists of 118,055 residential mortgages with an outstanding principal balance of approximately $35.4 billion at the cut-off date. The Reference Obligations are fully documented and fully amortized, primarily fixed rate mortgages (FRM) with a term of 30 years of prime quality. Borrowers in the STACR 2022-DNA4 benchmark pool have a non-zero WA (NZWA) initial credit score of 746 and an NZWA debt-to-income ratio (DTI) of 35.5%.

KBRA’s scoring approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS credit model, due diligence results review of third-party loan files, cash flow modeling analysis of the payment structure of the transaction, reviews of the principal parties to the transaction and an assessment of the legal structure and documentation of the transaction. This analysis is further described in our US RMBS Rating Methodology.

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