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December 15, 2014

GSE Seller/Servicer Buybacks Hit Post-Crash Low; Banks Over-Reserving?

By John Bancroft

As of September 30, banks and thrifts held $15.50 billion in repurchase reserves, most of it tied to Fannie/Freddie loans.

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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.
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No and we may even tighten credit.

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