In comments on ways to address the end of the qualified mortgage patch, the Treasury suggested using a bright-line test while Redwood cautioned against using a metric based on the interest rate of a mortgage.
The top correspondent sellers of jumbo mortgages vary in where they sell loans. About half of sales in 2018 were to banks, about a third went to nonbanks and the rest was delivered directly to non-agency MBS.
Originations of non-QMs by Impac fell in the second quarter as the lender increased production of GSE refinances. However, officials at the nonbank stress that non-QMs remain an important part of Impac’s business.