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Volume 2018 - Number 11

June 1, 2018

Whole-Loan Trading Market Robust in 2018

Whole-loan trading is an increasingly important profitability tool for lenders in a market where soft production volume is squeezing margins, said industry officials during a panel session at the recent secondary market conference sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Loans tailored for Community Reinvestment Act needs, nonprime mortgages and arbitrage opportunities in agency loan-level pricing are hot products in the whole-loan market, officials said. Mason-McDuffie Mortgage ...

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