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Volume 2017 - Number 16

August 4, 2017

Downloads Available: Nonprime MBS Loan Characteristics: 1Q16-2Q17

Loans in New Nonprime MBS Look Like Alt A

Participants in the post-crisis nonprime mortgage-backed securities market have resisted efforts to brand their deals as “subprime” and for good reason: the loans backing these transactions more closely resemble pre-crisis Alt A mortgages. In fact, some of the underwriting characteristics on new nonprime loans are even stronger than the credit quality on pre-crisis Alt A mortgages, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Between ... [Includes one data chart]

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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.

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