The second half of 2011 will bring a very active RMBS issuance pipeline for public and private placement, although this will focus on existing markets, according to Neil Shah, managing director and head of Moody’s Investors Service RMBS business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"The U.K. prime sector continues to be an active market and we believe public investors will purchase a higher number of these transactions than they did last year," Shah said in a Q&A report conducted by the rating agency. "We anticipate that more medium-sized banks/building societies will be involved in new transactions."

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