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October 28, 2014

Short Takes: Lower Rates Affecting M&A? / Gain-on-Sale Not So Bad / FHA May Penalize Lenders on Re-certifications / JPM and Non-QMs? / Nonbanks Love Ginnie, but is the Feeling Mutual?

By Paul Muolo and George Brooks

Is the investment banking arm of JPMorgan Chase sniffing around the non-QM space? It sounds crazy, we know...

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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.

47%

Yes, by a lot.

5%

Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.

14%

No, not at all.

26%

No and we may even tighten credit.

7%