NCUA will transfer the legacy assets from five seized corporates into a trust, and securitize them for investors from there. The trust framework should allow NCUA to securitize the bonds without having to recognize so-called unrealized losses, which would result in an immediate, severe write-down on the investments.

“This action to deal with the impaired securities on the corporates’ books–together with reforms to the NCUA regulation that governs the corporate system–will create stronger safeguards for the nation’s entire credit union system,” said NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. “The credit union community has long hoped to see a coordinated, market-based, least-cost solution to the corporate crisis, and we have delivered that today,” she said.

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