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Volume 2018 - Number 37

October 4, 2018

Need MSR Financing? Go See Freddie Mac – It Can Lend Up to $1 Billion and at a Deep Discount

As prospects wane in warehouse lending, some commercial banks are pondering a move into financing mortgage servicing rights but have a major concern: Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage giant thatís in the midst of a $1 billion pilot program. During a recent Congressional oversight hearing, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt for the first time revealed the size of the MSR-financing pilot, saying itís needed because nonbanks ďdo not have access to ...

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