Researchers Share Concerns Around Non-Bank Lenders

According to researchers from the Federal Reserve and University of California, non-bank mortgage lenders are not prepared to weather a financial downturn and are a risk to taxpayers; According to the paper, “Non-bank failures could be quite costly to the government, but this issue has received very little attention in the housing-reform debate. The funding and operational structure of the non-bank mortgage sector remains a significant channel for systemic liquidity risk.”; non-bank lenders originated half of home loans in 2016. Source