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Volume 18 - Number 3

February 7, 2014

Some Still Pay Huge Signing Bonuses for LOs

In mortgage banking, logic dictates that when loan production drops dramatically – as it has the past four months – originators cut back on compensation. But that isn’t stopping some lenders from offering huge signing bonuses to top performers. According to interviews conducted by Inside Mortgage Trends, a few nonbank lenders are paying hefty bonuses to lure certain loan officers away from their current employers. One nonbank lender based in California reportedly paid a $1 million signing bonus recently ...

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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
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