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Volume 2014 - Number 7

February 21, 2014

Private Student Loan Performance Continues Slow Improvement; Defaults, Delinquencies Still Elevated

The private student-loan sector continues to slowly improve, but defaults and delinquencies are still at elevated levels compared to the period before the financial crisis, according to a new report by analysts at DBRS, based on data from deals that closed between 2002 and 2007. Quarterly gross defaults, as measured as a percentage of loans in repayment, slipped from 1.07 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 1.00 percent in the fourth quarter. Similarly, the percentage of gross defaults as a percentage of the original pool balance declined from 0.55 percent to 0.50 percent. “Defaults have remained...

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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.