A few years back, loanDepot was contemplating going public and even issued an S-1 with the SEC. The deal fell apart because the lender was displeased with the valuation calculated by its underwriters. But thanks to the Trump trade wars, a slowing world economy and more, rates are falling and originations are looking up. Perhaps, the mortgage IPO window is starting to open again?
In a similar move, FHA is developing a modern, single-technology platform suitable to the emerging digital and paperless mortgage environment. The system will provide lenders with a single port to conduct business from applications to claims, including the ability to track requests throughout the life cycle of the loan, said FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery.