What is the Prospectus Prepayment Curve?


The Prospectus or Pricing Prepayment Curve (PPC) is used to measure the pricing speed of a transaction. It is usually applicable to home equity loans (HELs). The PPC is a convention used by investors in asset-backed securities (ABSs) in attempt to predict prepayment behavior of certain loan pools.

Since the ABS market has existed since 1980 only, any prepayment models and conventions are supposed to evolve further.

Other Prepayments Curves and Conventions in the ABS Market

The Manufactured Housing Prepayment Curve (MHP) applies particularly to the manufactured home loans sector.

The Home Equity Prepayment Curve (HEP) ranges from 0 to 100 and is used as a prepayment scale for HELs.

The Constant Prepayment Rate (CPR) is used to measure prepayment levels for mortgage loans, but also HELs.

The Monthly Payment Rate (MPR) is used for credit card receivables and other nonamortizing assets. Those ABS securities are required to have a minimum MPR. When the min MPR is reached, the ABS issue will begin early amortization.

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