360 mortgage plans to originate $1 billion of mortgages that don’t require verification of a borrower’s income or assets. The pilot program is limited to non-owner-occupied investment properties, which aren’t subject to ATR requirements.
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.
In a positive sign for the non-agency MBS market, JPMorgan Chase is set to issue a $440.54 million MBS stocked with non-qualified mortgages for primary residences. It will be the the first big bank to do so.
LendingHome recently issued a $219 million asset-backed security with fix-and-flip loans originated by the firm; Reliant Bancorp, Brentwood, TN, launched a correspondent purchase program for non-qualified mortgages in March; Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions expanded its office space in Dallas and Atlanta.
An affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management is set to issue its first mortgage-backed security with non-qualified loans. The $268.16 million issuance includes loans from two prominent lenders who haven’t been large players in the non-QM MBS market recently.