The bureau’s plan to replace the QM patch could reduce the volume of mortgages that flow into the non-agency market, according to analysts. The CFPB is working to avoid disruption to GSE-eligible originations.
Vista Point Mortgage received an assessment by S&P, which suggests the firm is aggregating non-QMs with plans to contribute to non-agency MBS. The firm was founded by the former president of Impac Mortgage.
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Bank of America retained 94% of its mortgage originations in the fourth quarter of 2019, a much higher retention rate than other big banks. Officials at the bank said BofA’s loans offer better yields than MBS.
The CFPB is considering eliminating the DTI ratio metric when determining the QM status of a mortgage and instead basing the designation on the interest rate. The proposal was met with mixed reactions.