Sunday, December 28, 2008

WaMu "A thin file is a good file"

by Calculated Risk on 12/28/2008 12:30:00 AM

Here is an article from the NY Times on WaMu: By Saying Yes, WaMu Built Empire on Shaky Loans

Not much new, although I was aware of WaMu's lax lending, I wasn't aware of this flier:

By 2005, the word was out that WaMu would accept applications with a mere statement of the borrower’s income and assets — often with no documentation required — so long as credit scores were adequate, according to Ms. Zaback and other underwriters.

“We had a flier that said, ‘A thin file is a good file,’ ” recalled Michele Culbertson, a wholesale sales agent with WaMu.
Just great ...

Note: light posting while I'm traveling for the holidays. Adventure pictures to come! Best to all.