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DBRS Assigns Provisional Ratings to New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2019-RPL2.

ENPNewswire-July 29, 2019--DBRS Assigns Provisional Ratings to New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2019-RPL2

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Release date- 26072019 - DBRS, Inc. (DBRS) assigned provisional ratings to the following Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2 (the Notes) to be issued by New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2019-RPL2 (NRMLT or the Trust).

$272.7 million Class A-1 at AAA (sf)

$25.7 million Class A-2 at AA (sf)

$24.9 million Class M-1 at A (sf)

$20.4 million Class M-2 at BBB (sf)

$15.4 million Class B-1 at BB (sf)

$10.7 million Class B-2 at B (sf)

$298.5 million Class A-3 at AA (sf)

$323.3 million Class A-4 at A (sf)

Classes A-3 and A-4 are exchangeable notes. These classes can be exchanged for combinations of initial exchangeable notes as specified in the offering documents.

The AAA (sf) rating on the Class A-1 Notes reflects the 36.40% of credit enhancement provided by the subordinated Notes in the pool. The AA (sf), A (sf), BBB (sf), BB (sf) and B (sf) ratings reflect 30.40%, 24.60%, 19.85%, 16.25% and 13.75% of credit enhancement, respectively.

Other than the specified classes above, DBRS does not rate any other classes in this transaction.

This transaction is a securitization of a portfolio of seasoned performing and re-performing first-lien residential mortgages. The Notes are backed by 2,667 loans with a total principal balance of $428,820,751 as of the Cut-Off Date (June 30, 2019).

The portfolio is approximately 152 months seasoned and contains 91.0% modified loans. The modifications happened more than two years ago for 79.2% of the modified loans. Within the pool, 825 mortgages have non-interest-bearing deferred amounts, which equate to 7.7% of the total principal balance.

As of the Cut-off Date, 68.7% of the pool is current, 24.4% is 30 days delinquent and 1.3% is 60 days delinquent under the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) delinquency method. Additionally, 5.6% of the pool is in bankruptcy (all bankruptcy loans are performing, 30 days delinquent or 60 days delinquent under the MBA delinquency method). Approximately 26.2% and 54.1% of the loans have been zero times 30 days delinquent (0 x 30) for at least 24 months and 12 months, respectively, under the MBA delinquency method. All but 0.4% of the pool is exempt from the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules. These loans are designated as Temporary QM Safe Harbor.

The Seller, NRZ Sponsor VII LLC (NRZ), acquired the loans in a whole loan purchase or in connection with the termination of a securitization trust prior to the Closing Date and, through an affiliate, New Residential Funding 2019-RPL2 LLC (the Depositor), will contribute the loans to the Trust. As the Sponsor, New Residential Investment Corp., or a majority-owned affiliate, will acquire and retain a 5.0% eligible vertical interest to satisfy the credit risk retention requirements under Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the regulations promulgated thereunder. These loans were originated and previously serviced by various entities through purchases in the secondary market.

The loans will be serviced by NewRez, LLC doing business as Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (60.3%), Fay Servicing LLC (Fay Servicing, 36.0%) and Nationstar Mortgage LLC doing business as Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. (Mr. Cooper, 3.7%). Approximately 35.1% of the aggregate pool currently serviced by Mr. Cooper is scheduled to transfer to Fay Servicing on August 1, 2019.

There will not be any advancing of delinquent principal or interest on any mortgages by the servicers or any other party to the transaction; however, the servicers are obligated to make advances with respect to the preservation, inspection, restoration, protection and repair of a mortgaged property, including delinquent tax and insurance payments, the enforcement or judicial proceedings associated with a mortgage loan and the management and liquidation of properties (to the extent such advances are deemed recoverable by the related servicer).

NRZ, as the Seller, will have the option to repurchase any loan that becomes 60 or more days delinquent under the MBA method or any real estate-owned property acquired in respect of a mortgage loan at a price equal to the principal balance of the loan (Optional Repurchase Price), provided that such repurchases will be limited to 10.0% of the principal balance of the mortgage loans as of the Cut-Off Date.

As a loss mitigation alternative, each Servicer has the right to sell (or cause to be sold) mortgage loans that become 60 or more days delinquent under the MBA method to any party in the secondary market in an arm's-length transaction at fair market value to maximize proceeds on such loan on a present value basis.

The transaction employs a sequential-pay cash flow structure. Principal proceeds and excess interest can be used to cover interest shortfalls on the Notes, but such shortfalls on Class M-1 and more subordinate bonds will not be paid from principal proceeds until the more senior classes are retired.

The lack of principal and interest advances on delinquent mortgages may increase the possibility of periodic interest shortfalls to the Noteholders; however, principal proceeds can be used to pay interest to the Notes sequentially, and subordination levels are greater than expected losses, which may provide for timely payment of interest to the rated Notes.

The DBRS ratings of AAA (sf) and AA (sf) address the timely payment of interest and full payment of principal by the legal final maturity date in accordance with the terms and conditions of the related Notes. The DBRS ratings of A (sf), BBB (sf), BB (sf) and B (sf) address the ultimate payment of interest and full payment of principal by the legal final maturity date in accordance with the terms and conditions of the related Notes.

The full description of the strengths, challenges and mitigating factors is detailed in the related presale report.

Notes:

All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology is RMBS Insight 1.3: U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Model and Rating Methodology, which can be found on dbrs.com under Methodologies & Criteria.

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the rating process for this rating action. DBRS had access to the accounts and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this rating action.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the rating process.

The full report providing additional analytical detail is available by clicking on the link under Related Documents below or by contacting us at info@dbrs.com.

For more information on this credit or on this industry, visit www.dbrs.com or contact us at info@dbrs.com.

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Ratings

Date Issued Debt Rated Action Rating Trend Issued

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US = USA Issued, NRSRO

CA = Canada Issued, NRSRO

EU = EU Issued, NRSRO

E = EU endorsed

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Unsolicited Participating Without Access

Unsolicited Non-Participating

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class A-1 Provis.-New AAA (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class A-2 Provis.-New AA (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class A-3 Provis.-New AA (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class A-4 Provis.-New A (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class M-1 Provis.-New A (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class M-2 Provis.-New BBB (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class B-1 Provis.-New BB (sf) -- US

26-Jul-19 Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2019-RPL2, Class B-2 Provis.-New B (sf) -- US

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