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Volume 18 - Number 9

May 2, 2014

Reform Bill’s ‘Small Lender’ Conduit Faces Significant Challenges, GSEs Say

The architects of the ambitious bipartisan housing-finance reform bill in the Senate have put considerable emphasis on preserving access to the new secondary-mortgage market for smaller lenders. They may not have it right yet. According to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the so-called small lender mutual envisioned by Sens. Tim Johnson, D-SD, and Mike Crapo, R-ID, would face significant challenges in a new mortgage-finance world where large institutions could vertically integrate ...

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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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