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Volume 21 - Number 21

October 20, 2017

Nonbanks Mostly on Sidelines of HEL Market

A little over two years ago, nonbank mortgage giant loanDepot unveiled a second-lien lending program, paving the way for some of its peers to enter the space. But so far, few have stuck their toe in the water. Moreover, it doesn’t seem as though loanDepot is exactly lighting the world on fire with the product, but that could change in the quarters ahead, especially if rates rise and consumers opt to tap equity by taking out a second. loanDepot declined to talk about its program and ...

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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.