Four classes from three subprime Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust residential mortgage-backed securities have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings.The downgrades were as follows: series 2002-1, class B, from BBB to BBB-minus (and removed from Rating Watch Negative); series 2002-2, class B, from BBB to BBB-minus; and series 2002-3, class M2, from A to BBB-plus, and class B, from BBB to C (and removed from Rating Watch Negative). In addition, class B of series 2002-3 was assigned a Distressed Recovery rating of DR4, and the ratings on nine other classes from the three transactions were affirmed. Fitch attributed the downgrades to a deterioration in the relationship between credit enhancement and expected losses. Fitch can be found online at http://www.fitchratings.com.

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