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Volume 18 - Number 20

October 3, 2014

Industry Struggling Against Multiple Undertows

The mortgage industry is trying to make its way against demographic, economic and regulatory crosscurrents, with its future pretty much hanging in the balance, according to Mortgage Bankers Association Chairman-Elect Bill Cosgrove. Speaking to attendees of the MBA’s regulatory compliance conference in Washington, DC, early this week, Cosgrove raised some demographic issues that are troubling. “Today’s consumer is evolving in rapid fashion. The age of the first-time homebuyer ...

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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?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.
No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.
Maybe. It’s under consideration.
Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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