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Volume 2014 - Number 7

February 21, 2014

Downloads Available: Bank and Thrift Residential MBS Holdings - 4Q13

Downloads Available: Top Bank & Thrift Residential MBS Investors - 4Q13

Bank and Thrift Holdings of Residential MBS Continued to Fade in Late 2013

With the Federal Reserve acquiring a significant portion of new agency MBS issuance, the aggregate MBS holdings of banks and thrifts continued to decline in late 2013, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside MBS & ABS. Commercial banks and savings institutions held a total of $1.507 trillion of residential MBS in portfolio as of the end of last year, newly-released call-report data reveal. That was down 0.4 percent from the end of the third quarter and marked the industry’s fifth consecutive quarterly decline. Bank and thrift MBS holdings fell...[Includes two data charts]

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