Deephaven Announces New Asset Utilization Options to Increase Partners’ Non-Agency Lending Opportunities

Total Asset and Debt Ratio Calculations Help Brokers and Correspondents Compete for More Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--Non-agency lender Deephaven today announced progressive new income qualification options to enable brokers and correspondents to compete for more credit-worthy borrowers who are locked out of agency mortgages.

The company’s new asset utilization calculations determine qualifying income based on a broad range of assets—including personally held stocks, bonds, mutual funds, vested amounts of retirement accounts and personal bank accounts.

“These options give loan officers the opportunity to fill a large market gap by providing common-sense solutions to a borrower’s challenges. For example, if borrowers have sufficient assets to meet the down payment and reserve requirements, make 60 months of monthly debt payments and pay off this mortgage, they are likely to be deserving customers. In this competitive market, Deephaven is bolstering each partner’s ability to capture their business before others do,” said Shelly Griffin, Senior Vice President of Client Development.

Deephaven offers two alternatives to help mortgage brokers and correspondent lenders quickly seize that opportunity, including:

  • Total Asset Calculation—The company will offer mortgages for borrowers whose assets cover the new loan amount, down payment, closing costs, required reserves and five years of current monthly obligations. It is not necessary to disclose their employment or total income on a 1003 Form.
  • Debt Ratio Calculation—At minimum, borrowers must have the lesser of (a) 1.5 times the loan balance or (b) $1 million in qualified assets, both of which must be net of down payment, closing costs and required reserves. Monthly income is calculated by dividing net qualified assets by 84 months.

This asset utilization approach is offered under Deephaven’s Expanded-Prime program only and is not available for cash-out transactions. If a portion of the assets will be used for the down payment, closing costs or reserves, Deephaven will exclude them from the balance before analyzing the full portfolio.

For more information, please contact Shelly Griffin at

About Deephaven

Deephaven is a full service, multi-channel, long-term credit provider in the non-QM space, providing access to financing to millions of underserved customers throughout the U.S. Deephaven was founded in 2012 and led the rebuilding of the non-government mortgage market. Please visit for additional information.

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Non-agency lender Deephaven announced income qualification options to enable brokers and correspondents to compete for more credit-worthy borrowers


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