Advanced Search

Volume 18 - Number 16

August 8, 2014

Demand, Efficiencies Set to Help Profit Margins

Lender profit margins appear set to stop declining, according to a new survey by Fannie Mae of senior executives at 181 institutions. Industry participants suggest that increased demand from borrowers along with operational efficiencies will help steady profit margins. Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie, said the significant decline in volume in recent quarters put pressure on profit margins. “That would be expected to ease somewhat ...

Subscribers to Inside Mortgage Trends have full access to all its stories and data online. Visitors may become subscribers for full access or may purchase individual articles and data.

Subscriber Log In

If you are a current subscriber or already purchased this article, please login below.

Forgot your password?

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website?


This unique biweekly publication focuses exclusively on the dynamics of the mortgage market and improving your bottom line: earning profits in the mortgage business.



You can purchase this article for $55.00 without subscribing and always have access to it on

Pay Per View

Please contact Customer Service if you need assistance: 1-800-570-5744


In 2016, what have you been paying your retail residential loan officers, on average, as a commission?

25 to 50 basis points per loan
51 to 75 bps
76 to 100 bps
101 to 150 bps
More than 150 bps
We’re a call center lender and don’t disclose that data point.

vote to see results
Housing Pulse