Average credit scores, DTI ratios and LTV ratios haven’t loosened much in the past two years as expanded-credit MBS issuance soared. The investment-property share of MBS issuance is also on the rise. (Includes three data charts.)
The CFPB is considering eliminating the DTI ratio metric when determining the QM status of a mortgage and instead basing the designation on the interest rate. The proposal was met with mixed reactions.
Expanded-credit MBS issuance looks likely to increase again in 2020, but not at the exponential growth rate seen since the sector emerged in 2015. A major variable is how the CFPB will address the QM patch.