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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 that’s 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 it’s needed because nonbanks “do not have access to ...

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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.