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Citadel's success illustrates the importance of adding non-prime to your toolbox by Ryan Smith 12 Apr 2018   Citadel Servicing Corp. just keeps breaking records – and its success is a great illustration of why it’s so important for originators to have non-prime in their toolbox. “We had an absolutely bang-up month last month, another company record,” said Will Fisher, CSC’s senior vice president and national sales and marketing manager. “It was our biggest funding month. We funded over $110 million, and…
Citadel Offers Multiple Options for Income Qualification April 2, 2018   In this decidedly tight lending environment, self-employed borrowers represent a significant opportunity for lenders looking to expand homeownership to an underserved market. The number of self-employed workers in the U.S. continued to rise in 2017, climbing to 40.8 million people, which translates to 31% of the private work force. But while the number of self-employed workers earning $100,000 or more increased almost 5% last year, their ability to get…
Citadel expands product offering as non-prime heats up by Ryan Smith 26 Mar 2018   As borrower appetite for non-prime lending grows, Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) is making big changes. To keep up with the heightened demand, the company is dropping rates, introducing new products and broadening the scope of established programs. “This month we’re introducing a 5/1 ARM where the first five years can also be interest-only,” said Will Fisher, senior vice president and national sales and marketing manager for CSC.…
New Citadel Servicing Offerings Target Non-Prime Credit Borrowers  March 8, 2018 Citadel Servicing Corporation (CSC) has announced a major update to their product platform, as the company will begin offering a 5/1 Hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) and 5/25 Interest Only (IO) term. This will allow borrowers to qualify on the IO program without as big of a recast, which normally would increase the DTI which we utilize to qualify.   CSC has also introduced their easiest qualification program for full-doc…
Citadel Servicing has banner year – and no plans to slow down by Ryan Smith 12 Dec 2017     Non-prime lending is officially booming, and Citadel Servicing Corp. is booming right along with it. The company had its best year ever in 2017 – and has even bigger plans for 2018. “It’s been a great year,” said Will Fisher, senior vice president and national sales and marketing manager for Citadel Servicing Corp (CSC). “We’ve had a month-over-month increase of 162%…
Citadel introduces employment-verification only loan by Ryan Smith 21 Nov 2017     Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) has launched a new program that allows borrowers to only use a simple verification of employment to apply for a mortgage. “You just provide an employer-prepared verification of employment document,” said Will Fisher, senior vice president and national sales and marketing manager for CSC. “All you have to do is have a continuous two years of employment verified by that VOE, and a voice…
Will Fisher at NAMB National 2017 Joel Berman interviews Sr. Vice President of Loan Origination at Citadel Servicing, Will Fisher at NAMB National 2017s.
Self-employed turn to non-bank lenders to crack the housing market by Sharon L. Lynch 1 Nov 2017 An increasing share of aspiring U.S. homebuyers are getting mortgages from "non-banks" that can accommodate borrowers in ways traditional lenders may not. Six of the top 10 home lenders by volume now fall into this category. Customers include the self-employed and those who rely on bonuses as a substantial part of their income. Even homeowners who simply want to preserve cash for other investments often…
Citadel and The Changes To Non-Prime Lending Non-prime is coming back in a big way. At the forefront of this resurgence is Citadel Servicing Corporation. MPA recently chatted with Citadel’s Tony Guidicessi about what sets Citadel apart from the pack – and how non-prime has changed since the pre-crisis days.  
Citadel Servicing posts record month  17 Oct 2017     Citadel Servicing Corp. is planning to boost its monthly originations of non-QM loans in the next six months with the help of new incentives to borrowers and brokers, according to CEO Daniel Perl. The lender known for its non-prime non-QM products is targeting originations of USD 125m–USD 150m per month, compared with levels in the mid USD 80m area currently, he said. Among the incentives, Citadel has lowered interest rates by…