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Volume 2014 - Number 8

April 11, 2014

Fenway Summer Merges with Start-Up Ethos

Ethos Lending was looking for an investment from Fenway Summer and ended up merging with Fenway Summerís mortgage unit. The combined operation plans to start originating agency mortgages in the second quarter of this year and offer prime non-qualified mortgages via the wholesale channel by the end of 2014. Raj Date, the founder of Fenway Summer and the former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will serve as chairman of ...

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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.

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