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Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advances

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advances
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Advances from Federal Home Loan Banks [Abstract]  
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advances Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advances
The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, TH Insurance Holdings Company LLC, or TH Insurance, is a member of the FHLB. As a member of the FHLB, TH Insurance has access to a variety of products and services offered by the FHLB, including secured advances. As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, TH Insurance had $50.0 million and $865.0 million in outstanding secured advances with a weighted average borrowing rate of 2.99% and 2.79%, respectively.
The ability to borrow from the FHLB is subject to the Company’s continued creditworthiness, pledging of sufficient eligible collateral to secure advances, and compliance with certain agreements with the FHLB. Each advance requires approval by the FHLB and is secured by collateral in accordance with the FHLB’s credit and collateral guidelines, as may be revised from time to time by the FHLB. Eligible collateral may include conventional 1-4 family residential mortgage loans, Agency RMBS and certain non-Agency securities with a rating of A and above.
On January 11, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, released a final rule regarding membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank system. Among other effects, the final rule excludes captive insurers from membership eligibility, including the Company’s subsidiary member, TH Insurance. Since TH Insurance was admitted as a member in 2013, it is eligible for a membership grace period that runs through February 19, 2021, during which new advances or renewals that mature beyond the grace period will be prohibited; however, any existing advances that mature beyond this grace period will be permitted to remain in place subject to their terms insofar as the Company maintains good standing with the FHLB. If any new advances or renewals occur, TH Insurance’s outstanding advances will be limited to 40% of its total assets.
At September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, FHLB advances had the following remaining maturities:
(in thousands)
September 30,
December 31,
≤ 1 year


> 1 and ≤ 3 years


> 3 and ≤ 5 years


> 5 and ≤ 10 years


> 10 years




At September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company pledged AFS securities with a carrying value of $54.8 million and $917.5 million, respectively, as collateral for advances from the FHLB. The FHLB retains the right to mark the underlying collateral for FHLB advances to fair value. A reduction in the value of pledged assets would require the Company to provide additional collateral. In addition, as a condition to membership in the FHLB, the Company is required to purchase and hold a certain amount of FHLB stock, which is based, in part, upon the outstanding principal balance of advances from the FHLB. At September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had stock in the FHLB totaling $6.1 million and $40.8 million, respectively, which is included in other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. FHLB stock is considered a non-marketable, long-term investment, is carried at cost and is subject to recoverability testing under applicable accounting standards. This stock can only be redeemed or sold at its par value, and only to the FHLB. Accordingly, when evaluating FHLB stock for impairment, the Company considers the ultimate recoverability of the par value rather than recognizing temporary declines in value. As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had not recognized an impairment charge related to its FHLB stock.