Bank Profitability

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November 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank Repurchases Up Again in Third Quarter

Bank mortgage repurchase activity rose again in the third quarter of 2016, although most of the increase is tied to Bank of America clearing up old buyback issues. Commercial banks and savings institutions reported $884.4 million in single-family mortgage repurchases and indemnifications during the third quarter. That was up 10.0 percent from the previous period and marked the third consecutive quarterly increase in repurchase activity ... [Includes one data chart]

November 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks and Thrifts Report Surging Profits on Mortgage Banking in Third Quarter

Commercial banks and savings institutions recently wrapped up their best quarter in over a year in terms of mortgage-banking income, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. The industry racked up $5.18 billion in mortgage-banking income during the third quarter, a huge 44.6 percent increase over the three-month period ending in June. It was the best quarter in mortgage-banking income since the April-June cycle in 2015, when ... [Includes one data chart]

November 23, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Non-Mortgage ABS Continued to Fade, But the Market Itself Stalled in Third Quarter

Commercial bank and savings institution holdings of non-agency ABS fell again during the third quarter of 2016, marking the 11th consecutive quarterly decline in the industry’s investment in the sector, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of call-report data reveals. Banks and thrifts held $128.55 billion of ABS on their balance sheets at the end of September, down 1.9 percent from the previous quarter. The industry’s aggregate ABS portfolio was off 8.8 percent from the same point in 2015. The ABS market itself shrank...[Includes two data tables]

November 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Third-Party Channels Pick Up Some Market Share During 3Q16 Despite Uptick in Refinance Activity

Third-party originator channels posted relatively large gains in production volume during the third quarter of 2016, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside Mortgage Finance. An estimated $244.0 billion of first-lien mortgages were originated by correspondent sellers and mortgage brokers during the third quarter, up 16.2 percent from the previous period. The bigger gain was in the correspondent channel, where production jumped 16.4 percent during the third quarter, several points higher than the 13.7 percent increase in total first-lien originations. Retail remained...[Includes four data tables]

November 4, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Show Signs of Decline

Jumbo lending declined in the third quarter of 2016 on a quarterly basis at some mid-sized banks, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Officials at the banks suggest that the market for jumbo mortgages is still relatively strong, however, with some showing increased pipelines for originations. First Republic Bank had $2.81 billion in total mortgage originations in the third quarter of 2016, down 4.4 percent from the previous quarter. Most of the bank’s production ...

November 3, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Bank of America Drops the ‘M’ from MLO and Tells Its Sales Staff to Take Auto Applications. Will Others Follow?

Bank of America – the nation’s third largest residential originator – this week gave its mortgage loan officers an edict: start taking applications for auto loans as well. Going forward, mortgage loan officers will be known simply as “loan officers.” A BofA spokesman confirmed the changes to Inside Mortgage Finance, but cautioned that LOs will not be taking applications for checking accounts and credit cards, though referrals can be made to other divisions of the bank. BofA watchers, as well as the bank’s competitors, were scratching...

November 3, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonbanks and Second Tier of Mortgage Servicers Gained More Ground During Third Quarter of 2016

With no blockbuster mergers and a relatively subdued secondary market in mortgage servicing rights, glacial momentum continued to reshape the mortgage servicing business during the third quarter of 2016, according to new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. The two forces that have had the biggest impact over the past few years are the growth of nonbanks and the gradual deconsolidation of the servicing market. The combined portfolio of the 23 nonbanks that ranked among the top 50 servicers as of the end of the third quarter jumped 6.9 percent in just three months. The nonbank share of the $7.389 trillion serviced by the top 50 players in the market rose...[Includes two data tables]


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