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Volume 2017 - Number 18

September 1, 2017

Non-QM Performance Strong, Many Prepayments

Delinquencies on non-qualified mortgages have been minimal and many borrowers with the loans seek to refinance relatively quickly, according to an analysis by Wells Fargo Securities. Among non-QMs with at least two years of seasoning that were included in nonprime mortgage-backed securities, more than 97 percent haven’t missed a payment, according to Wells. “Borrower credit performance has been robust so far, with delinquency rates and losses still subdued,” the analysts said. As of the end of July, only one non-QM in a nonprime MBS has gone...

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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