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November 7, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Tops Bank Holders of Non-Agency MBS

JPMorgan Chase had the largest amount of holdings of non-agency mortgage-backed securities – by far – among banks and thrifts at the end of the second quarter of 2014, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Chase held $44.53 billion in non-agency MBS at the end of June, accounting for 34.5 percent of all non-agency MBS held by banks and thrifts. TD Bank, the second-ranked holder of non-agency MBS, had a ... [Includes one data chart]

October 31, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

EverBank’s Mortgage Strategy Clicking in 2014

EverBank has relied on its correspondent jumbo business to help prop up loan origination volume in 2014 at a time when agency production figures have fallen way off 2013 levels. In fact, during the third quarter of 2014, 52 percent of the company’s $2.30 billion of new mortgage lending were jumbos. Jumbo production – most of it coming through EverBank’s correspondent program – was up 55 percent from the third quarter of 2013, when it accounted for 28 percent of the bank’s total mortgage originations ...

October 31, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Mortgage-Banking Income Up at Regional Banks

Regional banks generally reported improvements to mortgage-banking income in the third quarter of 2014, according to an analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends. Third-quarter mortgage-banking income for a group of 17 regional banks rose 10.7 percent from the previous quarter and was up 12.5 percent from the third quarter of 2013, when some of the lenders reported record origination volumes. Results were mixed among the group. Flagstar Bank reported $58.40 million in mortgage-banking income ...

October 24, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Increase Jumbo MBS Participation

Two large banks are set to continue their participation in the jumbo mortgage-backed security market, including one deal backed largely by loans from banks that have plenty of capacity to hold mortgages in portfolio. JPMorgan Chase is set to issue a $262.23 million jumbo MBS with originations largely sourced from First Republic Bank and Chase. The deal is backed solely by 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, which many banks have been willing to retain in portfolio in recent…

October 24, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Outlook Cloudy for Non-Agency MBS

It could take years for the non-agency mortgage-backed securities market to even approach the depth and liquidity it had before the housing meltdown, according to experts participating on a panel during the annual convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association this week in Las Vegas. The main reason non-agency MBS issuance does not amount to much is the huge bank demand for jumbo mortgages, said Tom Millon, president and CEO of Capital Markets Cooperative. Only about 77 percent of ...

October 17, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

3Q14 Preview: Solid But Unspectacular Earnings, Unexpected Growth in Volume

Most mortgage industry experts had expected loan origination volume to drop off significantly in the third quarter of 2014, but early indicators suggest just the opposite. An Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of earnings reports from seven large banks with major mortgage operations shows their combined loan originations increased by 8.7 percent from the second quarter. Together, the group racked up $97.4 billion in mortgage originations during the third quarter ...


What is it going to take to convince lenders to loosen the credit box (i.e., remove underwriting overlays)?

The recent rep and warranty changes announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency should go a long way in protecting lenders from future buybacks and help expand mortgage credit.


There won’t be any significant elimination of underwriting overlays until the government stops seeking huge mortgage-related penalties and settlements from lenders.


There shouldn’t be any expansion of the mortgage credit box since looser underwriting is what caused the recent mortgage crisis.


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