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May 20, 2014

The Bottom Line for Mortgage Lenders: Negative Production Margins in 1Q

By John Bancroft

The negative results on residential production mean more lenders are relying on servicing rights to carry them through the tough times.

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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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