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January 31, 2014

What We’re Hearing: Are Lenders Faking Their Rate Sheets? / Cash Help on the Way for Nonbanks / Waiting for Godot and Jumbo MBS / Obama's Big GSE ‘Miss’ / Black Rock Likes Wally and Penny / Congressman’s Trailer Park Talk With Bad Numbers

By Paul Muolo

At deadline we got wind of a former Wall Street investment banker who is setting up a fund to help independent mortgage firms (nonbanks) raise capital.

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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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