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Citadel introduces new business purpose loan by Ryan Smith 20 Jun 2017     One of the biggest advantages of non-prime programs are their flexibility. Brokers can use non-prime products to help borrowers who have unusual projects that might otherwise be difficult to fund. The newest loan program from Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) is one such product. CSC’s new Non-Owner Business Purpose product is a great way for originators to help borrowers looking to fund non-owner-occupied properties. “What’s unique about this…
Citadel sees big growth by Ryan Smith 23 May 2017     The non-prime market is growing by leaps and bounds – and that’s good news for non-prime lenders that can keep up with the market’s trends. By riding that wave, Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) has seen some remarkable growth recently, according to Will Fisher, senior vice president and national sales and marketing director. “We’re growing like crazy. (Recently) we had another training class, and we had six new sales reps…
Citadel partners with top pricing engines by Ryan Smith 30 May 2017     Part of a good lender’s job is to provide brokers with tools to help them put together solid loans as quickly as possible. That’s especially true in the non-QM world, where loans can be more complex and challenging. To meet that obligation to brokers, Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) recently went live with two pricing engines. “For wholesale, we just went live with a company called LenderPrice,” said…
Citadel moves into correspondent lending in a big way HomeNon Prime by Ryan Smith25 Apr 2017 As the market for non-prime loans continues to grow, it’s opening up new sectors of the business for lenders who offer non-QM products. Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) is taking advantage of the growth of Non-Prime by expanding their correspondent sector. “We’re making a big push in correspondent lending,” said Will Fisher, senior vice president and national sales and marketing director for CSC. “We’re signing…
Why nonprime should be in every broker’s toolbox HomeNon Prime by Ryan Smith24 Mar 2017   Unlike the risky subprime mortgages before the financial crisis, these new products have stricter regulations and are under a different name. Non-prime, after years in the wilderness, is officially back. If you need proof, look no further than the record-breaking month Citadel Servicing Corp. (CSC) saw in February. “We had a record origination month in February, the shortest month of the year, and currently,…
"Mortgage Technology Leads a Silent Revolution in Minority Homeownership"By Matthew CooperCEO & Co-Founder, EarnUp Homeownership rates reached a record 50-year low this year, due to a number of different factors, includingresidual effects from the financial crisis, a lack of affordable housing options and increased restrictions forlenders. Unfortunately, the groups most impacted by these barriers are low-income and minoritycommunities, who already suffer from a long history of systematic economic disadvantages and biases. Formany minority communities, the dream of buying a home…
Citadel, bond raters, predict breakout year for non-prime mortgages 25 January 2017 | 15:38 EST Non-prime and non-QM lending will go from niche sector to mainstream this year as lenders boost originations and investors grow comfortable with the risks, according to a Citadel Servicing Corp. executive and two credit rating companies. For Citadel Servicing, a pioneer of non-prime loans since the financial crisis, the proof is showing up in the numbers, said CEO Dan Perl. Applications for Citadel loans have…
Fitch Assigns Subprime Servicer Rating to Citadel. Could a ‘Rated’ Nonprime MBS Deal be Next? by Brandon Ivey 21 Dec 2016   Fitch Ratings assigned a subprime servicer rating to Citadel Servicing Corp., Irvine, CA, Tuesday, an indication that the fast-growing non-agency lender will be involved with rated nonprime MBS. Citadel received an Rpractices PS3- rating with a stable outlook. Such level 3 servicers demonstrate proficiency in overall servicing ability, according to Fitch. The rating service also noted Citadel’s experienced management team, adequate risk…
Why nonprime should be in every broker’s toolbox HomeNon Prime by Ryan Smith09 Dec 2016   Unlike the risky subprime mortgages before the financial crisis, these new products have stricter regulations and are under a different name. Nonprime loans are undergoing something of a renaissance right now – and they’re a valuable addition to the loan originator’s toolbox. While the 2008 financial crisis left a lot of people with negative feelings about subprime loans, today’s nonprime market is much different…
For the mortgage companies looking to grow your business, non-prime may just be the answer said Will Fisher, senior vice president of loan production with Citadel Servicing, a non-prime wholesale lender.   “There is a lot of money on Wall Street that is sitting on the sidelines. They were taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to see how [non-prime] underwriting performs and how the loans perform,” said Fisher. “They are looking at different performance areas such as how long do…