Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Final Ratings to PMT Loan Trust 2013-J1

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns final ratings to twenty-two classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from PMT Loan Trust 2013-J1 (PMT 2013-J1), a jumbo prime RMBS transaction. Concurrently we have withdrawn our preliminary ratings on the certificates, which were assigned on September 17, 2013.

The mortgage pool backing PMT 2013-J1 is comprised of 691 first-lien mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $550,462,190.54 as of the cut-off date. The loans in the pool are all 30-year fully amortizing fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs). There are no interest-only loans in the pool. The pool is characterized by substantial borrower equity in each mortgaged property, as evidenced by a weighted average (WA) loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 70% and a combined LTV of 71%. The WA credit score of the mortgage pool is 770.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a loan-level analysis of the mortgage pools using our Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, together with a review of the key transaction parties, results of loan file reviews performed by an independent third party firm and review of the legal structure and key documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.

For complete details on the analysis, please see our New Issue Report, PMT Loan Trust 2013-J1, which was published on September 30th 2013 at


PMT Loan Trust 2013-J1 Final Ratings

Class         Rating         Class Principal
A-1         AAA(sf)         507,801,000
A-2         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-3         AAA(sf)         253,900,000
A-4         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-5         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-6         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-7         AAA(sf)         253,900,000
A-8         AAA(sf)         507,801,000
A-9         AAA(sf)         465,140,000
A-10         AAA(sf)         42,661,000
A-11         AAA(sf)         486,470,000
A-12         AAA(sf)         21,331,000
A-13         AAA(sf)         495,415,000
A-14         AAA(sf)         12,386,000
A-IO         AAA(sf)         507,801,000
A-IO1         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-IO2         AAA(sf)         253,901,000
A-IO3         AAA(sf)         253,900,000
A-IO-S         N/A         N/A
B-1         AA(sf)         14,037,000
B-2         A(sf)         9,633,000
B-3         BBB(sf)         5,504,000
B-4         BB(sf)         5,780,000
B-5         N/A         N/A

Related publications:

U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology, published January 9, 2012

Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, published January 9, 2012

About Kroll Bond Rating Agency

KBRA was established in 2010 by Jules Kroll to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate, clear and transparent ratings. KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).

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