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Volume 2014 - Number 3

January 31, 2014

Low-Risk Non-QMs Likely to Be Priced Well

The risks that come with originating loans that don’t receive qualified mortgage protections can be significant. However, industry participants suggest that low-risk non-QMs can be priced at levels similar to the interest rates available on QMs. While interest-only mortgages don’t meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s standards for QMs, a number of banks plan to continue to offer IOs to well-qualified borrowers. Analysts at Barclays Capital noted that the loans don’t present lenders with ...

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