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Volume 2014 - Number 6

March 14, 2014

Non-Agency Lenders Adjust to QM, ATR

Two months after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability-to-repay requirements took effect, non-agency lenders seem to have adjusted to the rule. The debt-to-income ratio requirements for qualified mortgages do not appear to have prevented many borrowers from obtaining a mortgage and lenders have adjusted their documentation requirements. “To my knowledge we haven’t lost any sales because people didn’t qualify under the QM banner,” said ...

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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.