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Volume 2014 - Number 22

October 24, 2014

Deephaven Sees Promise in Nonprime MBS

Boosters of the non-agency market are trying to solve too many problems at once, according to Matthew Nichols, a managing partner at Deephaven Mortgage. He said work by various groups to set standards and address the problems confronting the non-agency market is an effort to create a world where non-agency MBS never take a first loss. “We are taking a simpler approach, accumulating nonprime, non-QM mortgages and securitizing them,” Nichols said this week at ...

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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?

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