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Volume 2014 - Number 4

February 14, 2014

FHLBanks an Option to Fund Jumbo Originations

One of the biggest challenges for nonbanks that want to originate jumbos is finding capital to fund the operations. Two Harbors Investment appears to have found a unique source of capital for non-agency originations: a government-sponsored enterprise. In December, TH Insurance Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Harbors, was granted membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Officials at Two Harbors said the company appears to be the first real estate investment trust to receive ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.