Nonconforming

Bank Exposure to Negative Amortization Mortgages

Chart detailing the neg-am holdings of banks. Columns include carrying amount (UPB on balance sheet at end of period), remaining, and total neg-am amount in carrying amount. Also includes carrying amount for four previous years.

4Q14 Data

Poll

With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.
Yes, by a lot.
Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.
No, not at all.
No and we may even tighten credit.

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