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April 16, 2014

FHFA-OIG: Big Bank Members Boost FHLBank Advances, Reporting Needed

By Charles Wisniowski

The surge in recent years of Federal Home Loan Bank advances by big banks presents safety and soundness risks, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Office of Inspector General.

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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?

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Yes, by a lot.
Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.
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No and we may even tighten credit.

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