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Two Harbors to launch origination channel next quarter

Two Harbors Investment Corp., a New York-based real estate investment trust, announced Tuesday its plan to launch a mortgage origination unit in the second quarter of 2024, less than a year after the company debuted in the servicing business by acquiring RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp. in October 2023.  

But don’t expect the firm to compete with big players or grow extensively in originations. The step is part of a defensive strategy to retain customers when mortgage rates drop. Declining rates tend to increase prepayments as borrowers refinance their loans, often away from the existing servicer. This risk reduces the value details ⇒

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