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Volume 25 - Number 10

May 12, 2014

Industry Experts Provide Tips on Successful Non-QM Lending

Now that the mortgage lending industry has a few months of experience dealing with the qualified mortgage standard under the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rule, some lenders are getting more confident about lending outside the parameters of the QM. Last week, during a webinar sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliated newsletter, industry experts highlighted some key considerations as to how to do so while minimizing the legal risk and otherwise overcoming certain compliance challenges. “A couple of points that I would make is that you want to document every step along the way – because what you’re really managing to is not necessarily the CFPB, not even necessarily a judge. You’re probably managing to the lawyer who is looking to take the...

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