LONDON, December 03, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to eight classes of notes to be issued by Harbour No.1 PLC (Harbour), a static RMBS securitisation backed by a non-conforming portfolio of reperforming mortgage loans (RPL). These loans are secured by owner occupied (OO, 93.5%) and buy-to-let (BTL, 6.5%) properties located in the United Kingdom (UK).
The provisional portfolio aggregates £503.9 million and were originated by 18 different originators, most of which no longer originate mortgage loans. The top three originators are GE Money (28.8%), Future Mortgages Limited (26.9%) and Amber Homeloans Limited (14.3%). The portfolio is serviced by three servicers Topaz Finance Limited (Topaz, 27.4%), Mars Capital Finance Limited (Mars, 33.1%) and Pepper (UK) Limited (Pepper, 39.6%). All three servicers have meaningful number of years of experience servicing RPLs and loans deep in arrears which may be restructured in the future.
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