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June 17, 2014

Mixed Views on Mortgage Outlook for Banks

By Brandon Ivey

Analysts point out that bank earnings have suffered less than revenues, and many institutions responded quickly by downsizing their mortgage operations, although these cost-cutting efforts won’t show up in expenses immediately.

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

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