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Volume 18 - Number 10

May 16, 2014

LoanDepot Enters the Beleaguered Broker Channel

Even though the wholesale/broker channel is a shadow of its former self in terms of market share, that isn’t stopping LoanDepot of Irvine, CA, from sticking its toe in the water. In fact, the company acknowledged the problems the sector faces when it announced to the world two weeks ago that it was entering the space. “There is no segment in the mortgage industry facing greater challenges today than mortgage brokers,” said Jeff Walsh, president of LDWholesale, the unit LoanDepot ...

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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?

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