Non-Prime is a term for loan types that do not fit into the restraints of government lending standards known as Prime, Agency, or A-Paper Lending and defined as Qualified Mortgages.
Non-Prime loans are also known as temporary or fixer loans for borrowers who are on their way to Prime but need a little help before they qualify. Non-Prime loans characteristically are made to borrowers who have had a past credit event or events in the form of Foreclosure(s), Bankruptcy(ies), Short Sale(s), late payment(s), collection(s), charge-off(s), etcetera. Additionally, a borrower seeking a Non-Prime loan can use alternative documentation to qualify, in form of bank statements, liquid assets, and other forms of income not typically accepted by government lending criteria. Non-Prime loans usually have increased rates of interest and costs for providing access to capital while providing the ability to participate in the economy and housing market. Non-Prime loans should only be looked at as a temporary solution to an immediate need.
At CSC we realize not everyone has perfect credit and we understand life happens. Additionally, not everyone can document their income in the narrow definition that government loans allow. CSC allows borrowers with a rougher than usual credit history to qualify for loans with terms that are fair and meet government lending criteria for Ability-to-Repay and government fee limitations.
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