WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) today announced the launch of a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) product being offered through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC. The HELOC product is designed to support the financing needs of its 1.4 million customers by offering them a flexible way to use their home equity for home improvements, debt consolidation and other expenses while allowing them to maintain their current first-mortgage interest rates.
“We are excited to announce PennyMac’s entry into the HELOC segment of mortgage finance,” said Doug Jones, Chief Mortgage Banking Officer. “We believe this is the right time to introduce this product to our customers who have seen the equity in their homes increase and want to keep their current first-mortgage interest rates. By taking this step, PennyMac becomes the only major non-bank lender to directly offer this opportunity for customers to tap into the equity in their homes with a simple, flexible line of credit. We expect our leading market position and operational capabilities to help fuel our HELOC production activities.”
PennyMac has begun accepting HELOC applications from current customers in five states – California, Florida, Oregon, Virginia and Washington – and will roll out the home equity product in additional states throughout the year. As the HELOC program expands, the company plans to offer it to prospective customers who do not yet have a lending relationship with PennyMac.
PennyMac Financial plans for the HELOC program to leverage the strategic partnership with PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT), a leading mortgage real estate investment trust, through PMT’s ability to securitize and invest in HELOC assets.
For more information about PennyMac Financial’s new HELOC program, please visit the company’s website at https://quote.pennymacusa.com/heloc/.
About PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.
PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. is a specialty financial services firm with a comprehensive mortgage platform and integrated business focused on the production and servicing of U.S. mortgage loans and the management of investments related to the U.S. mortgage market. Additional information about PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. is available on its investor relations website at www.ir.pennymacfinancial.com.
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