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Volume 2017 - Number 38

October 5, 2017

Nonbank Participants in the MSR Market Strive for Liquidity, Changes to Fannie’s Acknowledgement Agreement Likely

Nonbanks lack the deposit base banks have to support their investments in mortgage servicing rights, but nonbanks are seeing increased liquidity in terms of MSR financing. The government-sponsored enterprises and Ginnie Mae have also adjusted their acknowledgement agreements to make MSR financers more comfortable in the sector, with further changes likely. “In the nonbank mortgage sector, there is a big need for the financing of the MSR asset,” Vandy Fartaj, chief capital markets ...

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