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Volume 2014 - Number 7

February 21, 2014

New Co-op From Robbins Eyes Secondary Market, Eventually Plans to Launch a Non-QM Conduit

Mortgage-industry veteran John Robbins has launched a new mortgage cooperative that plans to bundle mortgages for sale into the secondary market and eventually form a conduit through which it hopes to securitize non-QM loans. “We’re going after best execution,” Robbins told Inside MBS & ABS. Of course, the venture – aptly titled The Mortgage Collaborative – is...

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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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.
No, not at all.
No and we may even tighten credit.

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