Originations of ARMs increased during the third quarter but they didn’t keep pace with total first-lien production, prompting a loss of market share for the sector. Wells remained the top ARM lender. (Includes data chart.)
The retail share of jumbo originations is up this year even with top-ranked Wells Fargo placing a greater emphasis on the correspondent channel. More than 80% of jumbos originated in the third quarter came through retail means. (Includes data chart.)
Competition for non-QMs is fierce among aggregators in the secondary market. The loans offer strong returns when held in portfolio or when packaged into MBS. However, some investors believe the bids are getting overheated.
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