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Volume 2018 - Number 15

April 20, 2018

Stearns Holdings Offers to Buy Back Short-Term Debt, But the Terms are Sketchy

Stearns Holdings LLC has sent out notices to investors that snatched up $250 million worth of short-term debt that it would like to buy back at least $80.0 million of the paper, which matures in 2020.

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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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.