Federal Reserve economists found that black and Hispanic borrowers ended up with mortgage rates 2 to 3 bps higher than those of white borrowers. But they also found that these minority borrowers paid fewer points, offsetting the difference in interest rates.
The wholesale-broker market was the fastest-growing production channel in 2019 and reached its strongest annual volume since the financial crisis. Retail saw bigger gains in the fourth quarter as refinance volume spiked. (Includes six data charts.)