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Volume 2017 - Number 31

August 10, 2017

With Refi Activity Declining, Some Nonbanks Turn to Non-QM Lending to Boost Originations

Non-qualified mortgages are starting to look attractive to some nonbanks with refinance activity declining and interest rates projected to increase. Officials at Nationstar Mortgage revealed late last week that they plan to launch a non-QM offering later this year or in early 2018. “You’re starting to see some activity there,” Jay Bray, Nationstar’s president, chairman and CEO, said during the nonbank’s recent earnings call. “And when we look at our portfolio, we may be in the best position in the industry, frankly, to offer some of those products.” Nationstar serviced...

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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.
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Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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