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Volume 2014 - Number 9

March 7, 2014

NY Appeals Court Reinstates Assured Guaranty’s Lawsuit Against Credit Suisse, First Horizon Settles with Freddie

A New York appeals court last week revived Assured Guaranty Corp’s claims for damages in its lawsuit against Credit Suisse Group AG concerning $1.8 billion in residential MBS. New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously reversed a trial court’s decision dismissing Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.’s claims for rescissory and consequential damages in an action against Credit Suisse. Assured filed...

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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.