The Differences Between A Loan Servicer And A Mortgage Lender (And Why It Matters)
In the great housing and lending boom before the 2008 recession, dozens of investors backed mortgage loans that were made through non-traditional means. These are known as a type of investment called securities, because either way, the investors were secure in the knowledge that they would get their money back. Unfortunately for thousands of homeowners, that put them in a precarious position because they could not refinance in the usual way. Their mortgages were, and are, handled by service providers, rather than mortgage lenders.