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Volume 2014 - Number 2

January 17, 2014

Liability a Concern with Non-QM Originations

A significant number of lenders report that the liability posed by loans that don’t meet qualified-mortgage standards is so large that they won’t offer non-QMs. Others would like to offer non-QMs but can’t at the moment because they don’t have portfolios and a secondary market for non-QMs has yet to develop, due at least partly to liability concerns. “The risks of liability and protracted litigation are greatest for these loans where there is no presumption of compliance and there is a strong ...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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