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Volume 2018 - Number 10

March 8, 2018

M&A Market Heats Up for Lenders: Plenty of Buyers; Sellers Wavering? Skyline on the Block?

With loan production suffering a noticeable decline in the first two months of the year, several small and medium-sized firms are struggling with profitability, causing intense speculation that the industry could be in for a wicked round of consolidation.

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With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

Yes, definitely. A solid move forward.
Yes, but only incrementally.
We’re pondering a move into non-QM, but haven’t made up our mind.
No, definitely not. We view it has too risky.

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