KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities 2022-1 Trust (WFMBS 2022-1)

KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to RCKT Mortgage Trust 2022-1 (RCKT 2022-1)
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New York–(work wire) – KBRA assigns initial ratings to 36 classes of mortgage pass certification from the Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities 2022-1 Trust (WFMBS 2022-1). The Wells Fargo Mortgage-Backed Securities Fund 2022-1 (WFMBS 2022-1) is a master RMBS transaction of 691 residential mortgage loans with a total principal balance of approximately $463.0 million as of January 1, 2022. The underlying security consists of 30-year fixed rate (FRMs) and includes non-agency loans (0.6%) and eligible agency loans (99.4%).

KBRA’s rating approach included analysis of the loan level of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS credit model, examination of due diligence results in a third party loan file, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and evaluation and documentation of the legal structure of the transaction. This analysis is described in more detail in the American RMBS Rating Methodology.

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