The Wholesale Lending Division of Carrington Mortgage Services LLC has announced that it has expanded its offering to include banks and credit unions as approved third party originators. Effective immediately, approved banks and credit unions can partner with Carrington to provide their customers with access to a wide portfolio of loan programs designed to extend the borrowing potential of consumers. The new program also serves as a risk mitigation method for these financial institutions by allowing them to act as third party originators rather than as lenders on both conventional and government loan products.
Among the benefits differentiating Carrington from other wholesale lenders is its expedited processing times made possible through the company’s Purchase Promise Program. Carrington’s 21-day loan closing program announced in June was designed to significantly reduce closing times compared to industry averages and applies to both FHA and conventional purchase loans.
“This is yet another step in Carrington’s plan to aggressively expand its reach in the changing market and help more people get into the homes they want,” said Ray Brousseau, Executive Vice President of Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC’s Mortgage Lending Division. “Now more consumers can access Carrington’s extensive lending and servicing capabilities through their neighborhood banks and credit unions. We believe that these institutions will grow to appreciate what makes Carrington an ideal wholesale lending partner for third party originators—breadth of product, competitive pricing and unmatched commitment to help our partners succeed.”
Carrington’s range of government products includes FHA, VA and USDA purchase loans, as well as FHA Streamlines and 203k products for borrowers looking to refinance their mortgages. Earlier this year, the company expanded its credit requirements on all government products, reducing the minimum FICO score to 580 to make qualifying for loans easier on the borrower.
To further extend lending opportunities among consumers, Carrington also modified its guidelines to include manufactured houses as eligible properties for FHA and VA loan programs, omit overlays for FHA first-time homebuyer loans, and add non-traditional credit guidelines for FHA borrowers with limited or insufficient credit.