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Volume 2017 - Number 38

October 6, 2017

Freddie Could Have Blowout 3Q17 Earnings and Fannie Could be Close Behind; But 4Q17 May be a Watershed

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Ė wards of the federal government for over nine years now Ė are poised to report stellar earnings for the third quarter, likely blowing past results of the prior two periods, according to an analysis by Inside MBS & ABS. Not only did the two government-sponsored enterprises benefit from a strong origination market in the third quarter, and robust guarantee fee income, but a previously announced legal settlement with Royal Bank of Scotland will soon ...

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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.

33%

No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.

20%

Maybe. It’s under consideration.

33%

Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

13%