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Volume 2014 - Number 18

May 9, 2014

Non-QM Lending Is an Attractive Space, But MBS Investor Confidence Needs to be Regained

The sphere of mortgage lending that will exist outside the parameters of the qualified-mortgage standard established by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau represents an attractive opportunity for both lenders and bond buyers, but skittish investors need to be won back before they return and participate to any significant degree. That was one of the key take-aways from a webinar sponsored this week by Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliated publication. Non-QM mortgages will exist...

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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.