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Protequity allows lenders to increase loan-to-value for equity & second mortgages.

Program Benefits

  • Ability to expand Loan to Value threshold up to 100%
  • Broadens the loan eligibility spectrum, thus increasing the overall portfolio significantly
  • Expanded reach to stronger borrowers
  • Single rate for all eligible loan types
  • Increased cross-selling opportunities
  • Defaulted loans eligible for claim payment once they are 90 days delinquent
  • Expand lending without increasing balance sheet risk
  • Seamless implementation

Eligible Loans

  • Closed-End Home Equity Loans (HELOANS)
  • Open-End Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCS)
  • Purchase Money Seconds (Piggyback Loans)
  • Home Improvement Loans: Secured up to $250,000, Unsecured up to $25,000
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What Lenders Need to Know

Protect yourself from loss due to borrower default while being backed by A.M. — the best A+ -rated insurance company. Protequity allows the lender to increase the loan-to-value ratio on equity (HELOC) and other second mortgage loans, including piggy-back mortgages. If your standard loan underwriting guidelines require 20% equity, Protequity will allow you to lend more money, while insuring your institution against default risk.

What does Protequity provide?

Protequity allows lenders to extend the loan-to-value to 100% of the property’s value, which is typically capped at 80%. This significantly broadens the loan eligibility spectrum to capture more loans without increasing default risk. It increases cross-selling opportunities for outstanding loans while providing robust default protection for the lender’s mortgage portfolio.

Lee & Mason makes the process easy, with little or no administrative burden.

The premium rates are simple and do not require complicated accounting. The process of enrolling loans for coverage is a straightforward monthly electronic file. No personal identifying information needs to be submitted. Claim process starts when the Protequity protected loan has been delinquent for 90 days. This minimizes the time in which the loan is non-incoming producing.

What Loans Are Eligible for Protequity?

Lee & Mason’s Protequity program covers the following types of loans:

  • Closed-End Home Equity Loans (HELOANS)
  • Open-End Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCS)
  • Purchase Money Seconds (Piggyback Loans)
  • Home Improvement Loans
  • Secured loans up to $250,000
  • Unsecured loans up to $25,000

All types of equity and second mortgage loans are eligible for protection against borrower default, and the premium can be factored into your interest rate charge. By using Protequity for your equity and second mortgage lending, you can expand your lending opportunities, thus increasing your loans outstanding, without increasing default risk.