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Bank of New York Mellon (The) -- Moody's affirms The Bank of New York Mellon's SQ assessment as a residential master servicer

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Assessment Announcement: Moody's affirms The Bank of New York Mellon's SQ assessment as a residential master servicerGlobal Credit Research - 29 Apr 2021New York, April 29, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Servicer Quality ("SQ") assessment for The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon") at SQ2+ as a Master Servicer of residential mortgage loans.The assessment is based on the company's above average reporting and remittance processes, above average compliance and monitoring capabilities, and above average servicing stability.ASSESSMENT RATIONALEWe view BNY Mellon's reporting and remitting processes as above average. As of December 31, 2020, the company is responsible for the reporting and remitting of 130 securitized transactions in its role as master servicer. The company continues to invest in master servicing platform technology by upgrading to SBO.net during the review period. To facilitate reporting, supplemental information was requested from primary servicers for loans impacted by COVID-19.We view BNY Mellon's compliance and monitoring processes as above average. During the review period, the company transitioned from onsite servicer reviews to virtual. The company oversees 276 primary servicers as part of its third-party master servicing business. The servicing oversight team uses a comprehensive servicer scorecard as a key means of assessing servicer performance. Due to COVID-19, the company is monitoring primary servicer business continuity plans and borrower relief efforts.BNY Mellon's master servicing stability is above average. BNY Mellon's long term deposit rating is Aa1. The company has two master servicing operations sites located in Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX; each location has backup capacity. The company has an experienced management team with an average of 16 years of master servicing experience.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company successfully transitioned the majority of master servicing employees to a remote working environment. Remote staff has access to critical systems and key servicing information.The framework used in this analysis was "Servicer Quality Assessments for Servicers of Residential Mortgages" published in December 2019 and available at https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1122183. Alternatively, please see the Framework list at https://www.moodys.com/research/List-of-NCRA-Frameworks--PBC_1178235 for a copy of this framework. Please see www.moodys.com for any updates on changes to the lead rating analyst and to the Moody's legal entity that has issued the rating.This publication does not announce a credit rating action. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history. Francis Wissman Vice President - Senior Analyst Structured Finance Group Moody's Investors Service, Inc. 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 U.S.A. JOURNALISTS: 1 212 553 0376 Client Service: 1 212 553 1653 William Fricke VP - Senior Credit Officer Structured Finance Group JOURNALISTS: 1 212 553 0376 Client Service: 1 212 553 1653 Releasing Office: Moody's Investors Service, Inc. 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 U.S.A. JOURNALISTS: 1 212 553 0376 Client Service: 1 212 553 1653 © 2021 Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., Moody’s Analytics, Inc. and/or their licensors and affiliates (collectively, “MOODY’S”). 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