Electronic TBA MBS Trading Platform for Lenders
Trade Auction Manager (TAM) enables the bidding and exchange of TBA mortgage-backed securities used by lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. The browser-based software module is accessed within MCTlive! – MCT’s comprehensive capital markets platform. TAM digitizes the historically phone-based process of buying and selling TBAs. This allows lenders to collect and analyze more competitive bids, leading to enhanced execution.
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Trade Auction Manager: How to Execute a Digital TBA Trade
Lenders engage in pipeline hedging to protect their open mortgage applications from market changes. The most common financial instruments used in the hedging process are to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs). Hedge coverage must be optimized on a continuous basis to adjust for changes in the market or pipeline through the selling and buying of these TBAs. TBA trading, particularly with regional broker-dealers, is the last remaining secondary marketing function that relies on telephone communications, which TAM now successfully automates. Contact us today to learn how TAM can save you 3+ BPS on your TBA trades, increase your productivity, and reduce your outbound calls by 44%.
To execute a digital TBA trade, simply submit a TBA request to your approved broker-dealers and then execute the winning bid.
Electronic TBA Trading with TAM
1. Lender Submits a Trade Request – Lenders use TAM to submit a TBA trade request, which is bid on individually or competitively by their approved broker-dealers via browser or API.
2. Lender Executes Winning Bid – Lenders receive individual or competitive bids on their TBA request within the TAM platform, then execute the winning bid with the click of a button.
3. Data Flows into MCTlive! – Once the trade is executed, data flows immediately into other key MCTlive! modules like Pipeline Coverage or the Trade Blotter.
TAM’s three step process to digitally trade TBAs in a competitive environment is earning lenders extra basis points while increasing the efficiency of their secondary marketing operations.
DIGITAL TBA MBS TRADING
Digital trading moves the process from phone-call to browser.
COMPETITIVE BIDDING AUTOMATION
TAM automates the competitive process, leading to enhanced execution.
PREFILL NECESSARY FORMS & AGREEMENTS
Automation speeds the process with prefilled forms & agreements.
BROKER/DEALER API INTEGRATIONS
MCT partners with broker/dealers who use TAM to bid on TBA trades via browser or API.
COMMON TRADES DATABASE OF RECORD
TAM’s centralized database reduces data entry errors and miscommunication.
ERROR-FREE AOT EXECUTIONS
AOT executions are automated and feature trade reconciliation functionality.