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Volume 19 - Number 1

December 30, 2014

Downloads Available: Bank Mortgage Sales Activity - 9M14 (100 Banks/Thrifts)

Bank Mortgage Sales Spiked in 3Q14

Commercial banks and thrifts sold some $175.6 billion of home mortgages during the third quarter of 2014, a healthy 25.4 percent increase from the prior quarter, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. Despite the bump in loan sales and mortgage originations, the banking industry reported a modest 4.9 percent drop in mortgage-banking income during the third quarter. And there was relatively little left in the tank as the market ... [Includes one data chart]

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