Press Release

Morningstar DBRS Finalizes Provisional Credit Ratings to PRPM 2024-RCF1, LLC

January 25, 2024

DBRS, Inc. (Morningstar DBRS) finalized the following provisional credit ratings on the Asset-Backed Notes, Series 2024-RCF1 (the Notes) issued by PRPM 2024-RCF1, LLC (PRPM 2024-RCF1 or the Trust) as follows:

-- $130.7 million Class A-1 at AAA (sf)
-- $17.8 million Class A-2 at AA (sf)
-- $18.2 million Class A-3 at A (sf)
-- $15.1 million Class M-1 at BBB (sf)
-- $23.2 million Class M-2 at BB (sf)

The AAA (sf) rating on the Class A-1 Notes reflects 44.20% of credit enhancement provided by subordinated notes. The AA (sf), A (sf), BBB (sf), and BB (sf) ratings reflect 36.60%, 28.85%, 22.40%, and 12.50% of credit enhancement, respectively.

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

The securitization of a portfolio of newly originated and seasoned, performing and reperforming, first-lien residential mortgages, to be funded by the issuance of the Notes. The Notes are backed by 667 loans with a total principal balance of $234,229,553 as of the Cut-Off Date (December 31, 2023).

Morningstar DBRS calculated the portfolio to be approximately 33 months seasoned on average, though the age of the loans is quite diverse, ranging from five months to 296 months. The majority of the loans (95.1%) had origination guideline or document deficiencies that prevented them from being sold to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or another purchaser, and those loans were subsequently put back to the sellers. In its analysis, Morningstar DBRS assessed such defects and applied certain penalties, consequently increasing expected losses on the mortgage pool.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. originated 21.0% of the pool and United Wholesale Mortgage originated 13.6%, with the majority of the loans having guideline or document deficiencies. The remaining originators each accounted for less than 10.0% of the pool.

In the portfolio, 7.4% of the loans are modified. The modifications happened less than two years ago for 51.3% of the modified loans. Within the portfolio, 19 mortgages have non-interest-bearing deferred amounts, equating to 0.2% of the total unpaid principal balance (UPB). Unless specified otherwise, all statistics on the mortgage loans in this report are based on the current UPB, including the applicable non-interest-bearing deferred amounts.

Based on Issuer-provided information, certain loans in the pool (7.4%) are not subject to or are exempt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Ability-to-Repay (ATR)/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules because of seasoning or because they are business-purpose loans. The loans subject to the ATR rules are designated as QM Safe Harbor (89.0%), QM Rebuttable Presumption (2.6%), and Non-QM (1.1%) by UPB.

BMCF-EG II, LLC (the Sponsor) acquired the mortgage loans prior to the up-coming Closing Date and, through a wholly owned subsidiary, PRP Depositor 2024-RCF1, LLC (the Depositor), will contribute the loans to the Trust. As the Sponsor, BMCF-EG II, LLC or one of its majority-owned affiliates will acquire and retain a portion of the Class B Notes and the membership certificate representing the initial overcollateralization amount to satisfy the credit risk retention requirements.

PRPM 2024-RCF1 is the third scratch and dent rated securitization for the Issuer. The Sponsor has securitized many rated and unrated transactions under the PRPM shelf, most of which have been seasoned, reperforming, and non-performing securitizations.

SN Servicing Corporation ( 95.4%) and Fay Servicing, LLC ( 4.6%) will act as the Servicers of the mortgage loans.

The Servicers will not advance any delinquent principal and interest (P&I) on the mortgages; however, the Servicers are obligated to make advances in respect of prior liens, insurance, real estate taxes, and assessments as well as reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the course of servicing and disposing of properties.

The Issuer has the option to redeem the Notes in full at a price equal to the sum of (1) the remaining aggregate Note Amount; (2) any accrued and unpaid interest due on the Notes through the redemption date (including any Cap Carryover); and (3) any fees and expenses of the transaction parties, including any unreimbursed servicing advances (Redemption Price). Such Optional Redemption may be exercised on or after the payment date in January 2026.

Additionally, a failure to pay the Notes in full by the Payment Date in December 2028 will trigger a mandatory auction of the underlying certificates. If the auction fails to elicit sufficient proceeds to make whole the Notes, another auction will follow every four months for the first year and subsequently auctions will be carried out every six months. If the Asset Manager fails to conduct the auction, holder of more than 50% of the Class M-2 Notes will have the right to appoint an auction agent to conduct the auction.

The transaction employs a sequential-pay cash flow structure with a bullet feature to Class A-2 and more subordinate notes on the Redemption Date. P&I collections are commingled and are first used to pay interest and any Cap Carryover amount to the Notes sequentially and then to pay Class A-1 until its balance is reduced to zero, which may provide for timely payment of interest on certain rated Notes. Class A-2 and below are not entitled to any payments of principal until the Redemption Date or upon the occurrence of a Credit Event, except for remaining available funds representing net sales proceeds of the mortgage loans. Prior to the Redemption Date or an Event of Default, any available funds remaining after Class A-1 is paid in full will be deposited into a Redemption Account. Beginning on the Payment Date in January 2028, the Class A-1 and the other offered Notes will be entitled to its initial Note Rate plus the step-up note rate of 1.00% per annum. If the Issuer does not redeem the rated Notes in full by the payment date in January 2031 or an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, a Credit Event will have occurred. Upon the occurrence of a Credit Event, accrued interest on the Class A-2 and the other offered Notes will be paid as principal to the Class A-1 or the succeeding senior Notes until it has been paid in full. The redirected amounts will accrue on the balances of the respective Notes and will later be paid as principal payments.

The ratings reflect transactional strengths that include the following:
-- Collateral Credit Quality,
-- Structural Features,
-- Current Delinquency Status, and
-- Third-Party Due-Diligence Review.

The transaction also includes the following challenges:
-- Loans Originated Outside of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Investor Guidelines,
-- Representations and warranties standard,
-- Assignments and Endorsements, and
-- No servicer advances of delinquent principal and interest.

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

Morningstar DBRS’ credit rating on the Notes addresses the credit risk associated with the identified financial obligations in accordance with the relevant transaction documents. The associated financial obligations are Interest Payment Amount, Cap Carryover Amount, and Note Amount.

Morningstar DBRS’ credit rating on the Notes also addresses the credit risk associated with the increased rate of interest applicable to the Notes if the Notes are not redeemed on the Expected Redemption Date (as defined in and in accordance with the applicable transaction document(s).

Morningstar DBRS’ long-term credit ratings provide opinions on risk of default. Morningstar DBRS considers risk of default to be the risk that an issuer will fail to satisfy the financial obligations in accordance with the terms under which a long-term obligation has been issued.

There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

A description of how Morningstar DBRS considers ESG factors within the Morningstar DBRS analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at (January 23, 2024).

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

The principal methodology applicable to the credit ratings is RMBS Insight 1.3: U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Model and Rating Methodology (August 31, 2023),

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release.

The credit rating was initiated at the request of the rated entity.

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the credit rating process for this credit rating action.

Morningstar DBRS had access to the accounts, management, and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this credit rating action.

This is a solicited credit rating.

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

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The credit rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at:

-- Assessing U.S. RMBS Pools Under the Ability-to-Repay Rules (April 28, 2023),

-- Interest Rate Stresses for U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (June 9, 2023),

-- Third-Party Due-Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions (September 8, 2023),

-- Representations and Warranties Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions (May 16, 2023),

-- Legal Criteria for U.S. Structured Finance (December 7, 2023),

-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Originators (August 31, 2023),

-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Servicers (August 31, 2023),

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