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Multiclass Participants Memoranda (MPMs)

All Multiclass Participants Memoranda (MPMs) can be accessed via our online library (powered by AllRegs) or downloaded in Portable Document Format (PDF) from this page. Please click herearrow to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Only a subset of MPMs are listed on this page. In order to access all MPMs b​ack to year 2002, please click herearrow. Please direct any questions you may have to your Ginnie Mae Account Executive in the Office of Issuer and Portfolio Management at (202) 708-1535 or to the Office of Capital Markets at (202) 401-8970.

5 most recent MPMs
6/12/2020 - MPM 20-02

The purpose of this Multiclass Participants Memorandum (MPM) is to inform interested participants of the following updates to the Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities (SMBS) program, effective for June 2020 transactions:

  • All Ginnie Mae Multifamily Certificates are eligible trust assets for SMBS transactions.
  • For any SMBS Series, the Ginnie Mae Guaranty Fee payable by the Sponsor will be the sum of (i) $10,000, in the case of any Series backed by Ginnie Mae Multifamily Certificates and (ii) the greater of (y) $75,000 or (z) the Ginnie Mae Guaranty Fee Percentage of the aggregate Original Class Principal Balance of the related Securities, payable to Ginnie Mae on the Closing Date.*
  • For any SMBS Series, the Ginnie Mae Guaranty Fee Percentage will be the sum of (i) 0.075% of the first $100 million of the aggregate Class Principal Balance of the Securities as of the Closing Date and (ii) 0.025% of the remaining aggregate Class Principal Balance of the Securities as of the Closing Date.*

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings in the Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Guide currently in effect, as amended by previous Multiclass Participants Memoranda. Please call Ginnie Mae’s Office of Capital Markets at (202) 475-7820 with any comments or questions regarding this announcement.

 

 

 

* Subject to change by Ginnie Mae.

3/19/2020 - MPM 20-01

The purpose of this Multiclass Participants Memorandum (MPM) is to inform interested participants that, effective March 1, 2020, all parts of the Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Guide (the “Guide”), including the Single Family Base Offering Circular and Multifamily Base Offering Circular, have been updated to incorporate program enhancements implemented since the March 1, 2017, updates were last published. Those enhancements include:

  1. Ginnie Mae’s adoption of the recommendations of the Alternative Rates Reference Committee (ARRC) relating to fallback language for new issuances of LIBOR floating rate securities (as so adopted, the ARRC Recommendations). 1The ARRC is a group of private-market participants and official sector entities, including banking and financial sector regulators, convened by the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to facilitate the transition from U.S. dollar LIBOR, which may cease to exist after 2021, to the ARRC’s recommended alternative, the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). For LIBOR Classes issued after March 1, 2020, Ginnie Mae will determine:

    o if and when a transition event occurs with respect to LIBOR,
    o the date on which LIBOR will be replaced for LIBOR Classes, and
    o the applicable benchmark replacement for LIBOR and spread adjustment, in each case using, and subject to, the defined parameters or list of alternatives specified in the ARRC Recommendations, some of which contemplate or require action by other regulatory bodies. In the event a benchmark replacement in the ordered list of alternatives is unavailable on a replacement date but later becomes available, Ginnie Mae may reselect the initially unavailable alternative. Ginnie Mae may also make other conforming changes without the consent of security holders or any other party. Participants are encouraged to read the Single Family Base Offering Circular and Multifamily Base Offering Circular, as applicable, for a detailed description of the provisions adopted by Ginnie Mae. The specific terms set forth in the operative documents for any issuance, including the related trust agreement and applicable Standard Trust Provisions, will be controlling.

  2. The addition of SOFR as an available index for new issuance of floating rate Multiclass Securities and adoption of the ARRC recommended SOFR fallback provision.
  3. The removal of Cost of Funds Index (COFI) as an available index for new issuances.

Capitalized terms used herein have the meanings in the Guide.

The Guide, including the Base Offering Circulars, can be found on the Ginnie Mae Website (www.ginniemae.gov) under Investors – Multiclass Resources. Please call Ginnie Mae’s Office of Capital Markets at (202) 475-7820 with any questions or comments regarding this announcement.

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​1 See ARRC Recommendations Regarding More Robust Fallback Language for New Issuances of LIBOR Floating Rate Notes, dated April 25, 2019, and ARRC Recommendations Regarding More Robust Fallback Language for New Issuances of LIBOR Securitizations, dated May 31, 2019, both available at: https://www.newyorkfed.org/arrc/fallbacks-contract-language.

5/6/2019 - MPM 19-01

The purpose of this Multiclass Participants Memorandum (MPM) is to inform interested participants that, effective for May 2019 transactions and for all other future transactions, Ginnie Mae will no longer require the execution or delivery of the Transaction Initiation Letter and Checklist as described under “Transaction Guidelines for the Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Program – General Overview – Initiating a Transaction” and “– Transaction Initiation Letter” in the Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Guide currently in effect, as amended by previous Multiclass Participants Memoranda (the “Guide”).

After the initial inquiry with the potential Sponsor, Ginnie Mae will email the Sponsor confirming the designation assigned to the proposed Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities offering.

Sponsors will still be expected to provide Ginnie Mae and the Financial Advisor with (a) the proposed Securities Structure on Final Structure Date, (b) a Trust Asset List that describes the type(s) of Trust Assets to be included in the related Trust and affirmation that any Underlying Certificates or Underlying SMBS Securities, as applicable, included in the Trust will evidence, indirectly or directly, Ginnie Mae Certificates, (c) in the case of Underlying Certificates evidencing interests in Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae Certificates, a reference sheet or terms sheet (as applicable) from the related Underlying Certificate Disclosure Document and (d) any other information Ginnie Mae or the Financial Advisor may request with respect to the proposed transaction.

Capitalized terms used herein have the meanings in the Guide.

Please call Ginnie Mae’s Office of Capital Markets at (202) 475-7820 with any questions or comments regarding this announcement.

1/27/2016 - MPM 16-01

The purpose of this Multiclass Participants Memorandum (MPM) is to notify Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) Sponsors that Ginnie Mae will no longer review collateral modifications of multifamily and healthcare loans in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that back Ginnie Mae REMIC Trusts. For purposes of this MPM, healthcare loans do not include FHA Section 242 hospital loans, which remain subject to the requirements in MPM 11-04. Collateral modifications include, but are not limited to, partial releases of secured property and the addition of real property as mortgage collateral, including modifications necessitated by the origination of some FHA Section 241(a) supplemental loans (241 loans). This policy is effective as of December 30, 2015 - see All Participants Memorandum (APM) 15-22, available on the Ginnie Mae website at www.ginniemae.gov.

Section 241(a) of the National Housing Act authorizes supplemental loans to finance repairs, additions, and improvements to multifamily projects and healthcare facilities insured by FHA. The 241 loans are subordinated to the existing first lien FHA-insured loans, the bulk of which are securitized into Ginnie Mae MBS and then placed into REMICs. Some 241 loans require collateral modifications of the first lien loan documents to allow expansion of the existing insured project sites to accommodate new construction.

Ginnie Mae requested IRS clarification of the tax consequences of collateral modifications to multifamily and healthcare loans that collateralize Ginnie Mae MBS held by Ginnie Mae REMIC Trusts. The IRS provided Ginnie Mae such clarification in a general information letter and, as a result, Ginnie Mae will no longer conduct independent reviews of these collateral modifications.

Sponsors of Ginnie Mae Multifamily REMIC Pass-Through Securities are reminded that loans backing MBS to be placed in REMICs must be eligible for REMIC pooling, including the requirement that the loans be principally secured by real property, in accordance with IRS regulations and Ginnie Mae requirements.

Please call Ginnie Mae’s Office of Capital Markets at (202) 475-7820 with any questions or comments regarding this announcement.

9/8/2015 - MPM 15-01

The purpose of this Multiclass Participants Memorandum (MPM) is to inform participants of changes to the Ginnie Mae Platinum Guaranty Fee and the lowering of the minimum aggregate remaining principal balance for Ginnie Mae Platinum Securities. These changes are in response to stakeholders’ requests, and are intended to encourage increased utilization of the Platinum Securities program. The changes are effective for October 2015 settlements and thereafter.

Ginnie Mae Platinum Guaranty Fee

The Fee structure will be modified by increasing the number of pricing tiers and by lowering the Fee by 0.25-0.50 Tics across the tiers. The new tier structure is illustrated in the table below:

​Face Amount ​New Fee in Tics* ​Old Fee in Tics*
​$5,001,000 to $9,999,999 ​2.5 ​No Tier
​$10,000,000 to $24,999,999 ​2.5 ​3.0
​$25,000,000 to $49,999,999 ​1.5 ​2.0
​$50,000,000 to $499,999,999 ​0.75 ​1.0
​$500,000,000 or more ​0.25 ​0.5
 

*1 Tic = 1/32 of 1%

The minimum Fee will be $5,000, and the maximum Fee will be $156,250.

Non-Cash Fee

The Non-Cash Fee, (non-cash portion of the fee) payable by the allocation of a portion of the underlying Ginnie Mae MBS Certificates to the creation of the Ginnie Mae Platinum Principal Only (PO) Bond will be reduced from $5,000 to $1,000.

Minimum Aggregate Remaining Principal Balance

The minimum aggregate remaining principal balance of the underlying Ginnie Mae MBS Certificates will be reduced from $10,005,000 to $5,001,000. The newly issued Ginnie Mae Platinum Certificate will have an original principal balance equal to the aggregate remaining principal balance of the underlying Ginnie Mae MBS Certificates as of the Issuance Date, minus the Non-Cash Fee of $1,000.

Please call Ginnie Mae’s Office of Capital Markets at (202) 475-7820 with any questions or comments regarding this announcement.

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