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Volume 18 - Number 5

March 7, 2014

Downloads Available: Bank/Thrift Mortgage Repurchase Activity in 2013 - as of 4Q13

Bank Repurchase Volume Hits 5-Year Low

Commercial banks and savings institutions made $1.447 billion in mortgage repurchases and other indemnifications during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. Repurchase totals for the final three months of last year were the lowest quarterly volume since the second quarter of 2008, when the industry made $1.533 billion in mortgage repurchases and indemnifications. The fourth-quarter ... [Includes one data chart]

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