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November 13, 2014

Short Takes: Commercial Bank in the Hunt for Mortgage M&A / Is LoanDepot #2? / Surviving Brands / Why Own When You Can Rent? / Essent’s Marzol to Retire

By Paul Muolo

We should point out that even though LoanDepot is doing the buying, the Mortgage Master brand name will survive. LD did the same thing when it combined forces with imortgage last yearÖ

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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?

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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