The trade group is urging the CFPB to allow jumbos to receive qualified mortgage status even if the loans have debt-to-income ratios greater than 43%. The pending expiration of the QM patch has also prompted a back-and-forth among think tanks.
Issuance of prime non-agency MBS has slowed significantly. A pending deal from Wells Fargo is only the second issuance of 2Q19, though industry participants suggest that demand from investors is increasing.
Issuance of expanded-credit mortgage-backed securities hit $5.97 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a record for the sector. It also topped prime non-agency MBS volume for the third consecutive quarter.
The correspondent channel expanded its share of jumbo originations in 2018, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of survey responses to affiliated Inside Mortgage Finance. [Includes one data chart.]
The representations and warranties provided on new non-agency mortgage-backed securities are receiving renewed attention from industry participants. Issuers of prime jumbo and expanded-credit MBS, particularly, have been subject to criticism.
The amount of jumbo mortgage servicing handled by the top servicers increased at a much faster rate in 2018 than the total amount of outstanding residential mortgages, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. [Includes one data chart]