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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Brean Asset Backed Securities Trust 2021-RM2 (BABS 2021-RM2)

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NEW YORK, September 23, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of mortgage backed notes from Brean Asset Backed Securities Trust 2021-RM2 (BABS 2021-RM2). The transaction is backed by prime agency-eligible investment-purpose mortgage loans. The pool comprises 167 reverse mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $182.5 million as of the cut-off date.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool using our KBRA Reverse Mortgage Model (KRMM), an analysis of historical reverse mortgage performance data, results of independent third-party review firms, cashflow modeling of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider.

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