Nearly 100 classes -- totaling $2.1 billion -- from nine subprime issues of C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed pass-through certificates have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings. In addition, Fitch affirmed the ratings on C-BASS classes totaling $1.8 billion. The downgrades were based on changes to Fitch's subprime loss forecasting assumptions that it says "better capture the deteriorating performance of pools from 2007, 2006, and late 2005 with regard to continued poor loan performance and home price weakness." The collateral for the transactions, all issued in 2006, consists of first-lien subprime mortgage loans. The rating agency can be found on the Web at http://www.fitchratings.com.

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