A-paper


A-paper

A-paper is a term to describe a mortgage loan where the asset and borrower meet the following criteria:

  • In the United States, the borrower has a credit score of 680 or higher
  • The borrower fully documents their income and assets
  • The borrower's debt to income ratio does not exceed 35%
  • The borrower retains 2 months of mortgage payments in reserves after closing
  • The borrower injects at least 20% equity

ee also

* Alt-A paper
* Subprime lending

These criteria may vary slightly among different lenders.


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