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August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Increase Sharply In 2Q16 as Big Banks Battle for Loans

Strong competition among big banks helped increase originations of jumbo mortgages during the second quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $101.0 billion in jumbos were originated in the second quarter, up 31.2 percent from the previous quarter. Through the first half of 2016, an estimated $178.0 billion in jumbos were originated, a 7.9 percent increase from the first half of 2015. Jumbo mortgages ... [Includes one data chart]

August 25, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Subservicer Rushmore Loan Management Ready to Launch Consumer-Direct Channel

Rushmore Loan Management Services, Irvine, CA – a subservicing specialist – plans to enter the origination market early next month, a rarity for firms whose forte is processing loans for others. Company CEO Terry Smith told Inside Mortgage Finance that the nonbank’s direct-to-consumer arm is scheduled to begin funding loans on Sept. 1. “Our focus will be on originating loans – and servicing those loans,” Smith said. He also noted...

August 19, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank Call Reports Show Modest Increase In Mortgage Banking Income for 2Q16

Commercial banks and savings institutions reported a combined $3.581 billion in mortgage-banking income during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call reports. That was up 8.3 percent from the $3.307 billion the industry reported for the first quarter of 2016. For the first six months of the year, banks reported $6.888 billion in mortgage-banking profits, down 31.7 percent from the same period in ... [Includes one data chart]

August 4, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Banks and Nonbanks Alike Continue to Mark Down the Value of Their Servicing Portfolios

In the second quarter, sharply lower interest rates continued to wreak havoc on the asset value of mortgage servicing rights, causing financial damage at banks and nonbanks alike, according to interviews and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. At June 30, Wells Fargo valued its residential MSR portfolio at 68 basis points, down from 77 bps a year ago. Bank of America cut its capitalized MSR from 78 bps in June 2015 to 51 bps at the midway point this year. And JPMorgan Chase lowered its MSR ratio to 81 bps at the end of June, compared to 105 bps a year ago. As Keefe Bruyette & Woods put it, “MSR interest rate marks were...

July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Most New ARM Originations Held in Portfolio

The securitization rate for adjustable-rate mortgages has declined significantly in the past year, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some 11.4 percent of ARMs originated in the first quarter of 2016 were included in mortgage-backed securities, down from 20.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. When ARMs make it into MBS, it’s generally in securities from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. The vast majority of non-agency ... [Includes two data charts]

July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Makes Some Changes with Latest MBS

The second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase will differ somewhat from the pioneering deal the bank priced in March. Among other changes, the Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 is larger than the previous MBS and includes a higher share of jumbos, according to presale reports. The MBS issued late this week totaled $2.65 billion, with mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises accounting for 55.0 percent of ...

July 22, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Small Banks’ MSR Holdings Tied to GSE Sales

Small banks have increased their holdings of mortgage servicing rights in recent years as more of these institutions switched to delivering mortgages directly to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to an analysis by federal banking regulators. Small banks, those with total assets less than $10.0 billion, held 8.0 percent of the banking industry’s total mortgage servicing assets in 2015, up from a share of less than 2.0 percent as recently as 2009. Small banks have increased ...

July 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Small Banks and Nonbanks Applaud H.R. 5907, Seek Relief from Increased Regulatory Oversight

Smaller banks and nonbanks are rallying behind legislation recently introduced to relieve community mortgage lenders from some of the scrutiny placed on larger banks. Rep. Roger Williams, R-TX, authored H.R. 5907, the Community Mortgage Lenders Regulatory Act of 2016, and emphasized that community mortgage lenders engaged in traditional mortgage lending were not responsible for the recent mortgage crisis. Scott Olson, director of the Community Home Lenders Association, told...

July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Readies New Prime Non-Agency MBS with GSE-Eligible Mortgages

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue its second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. While there has been some speculation about the benefits big banks will see from such MBS, Marianne Lake, Chase’s CFO, said the Chase Mortgage Trust transactions are attractive to the bank. “We’re keeping the ...


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to all-time low of 1.34% recently. How much better will originations be at your shop in the second half compared to 1H, if at all?

Better by 1% to 10%.


Better by 11% to 25%.


Off the charts better. Applications are great now.


Worse than 1H, but not by much.


A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.


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