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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 doesnít 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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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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