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Volume 2017 - Number 41

October 27, 2017

Due Diligence Providers Call for Creation of Working Group to Draft Third-Party Review, Grading Rules

The residential mortgage securitization industry could do better with a new due diligence working group that would help establish consensus and standards for third-party reviews (TPR), according to participants in a recent TPR roundtable hosted by Fitch Ratings. Fitch’s Residential MBS Group and TPR firms generally agreed on the need to set uniform standards for testing, grading and reporting compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements. There was consensus that the ...

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.