Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are scheduled to report fourth-quarter results next week and chances are the two will once again show strong earnings, but the black ink likely will pale a bit from the $6.7 billion they posted (combined) in the third quarter.
Mortgage repurchases by banks and thrifts took an unexpected turn higher in the third quarter of 2018, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call report data. The banking industry reported $585.5 million in residential mortgage repurchases or indemnifications during the July-September cycle, a 38.5 percent spike from the previous quarter. The long-term trend still holds to a downward path. Year-to-date, banks and thrifts ... [Includes one data chart]
Mortgage lending and secondary market activity generated a modest increase in earnings for a diverse group of publicly held companies, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of earnings reports. At the same time, servicing income was down substantially. The 13 companies included in the roundup reported a combined $816.3 million in income from production-related activity during the third quarter. That was up 2.8 percent from the ... [Includes one data chart]
For a company that’s coming off two back-to-back quarters of strong earnings, Texas Capital Bancshares, Dallas, is in a curious place: Its stock value continues to suffer mightily and its competitors in the warehouse sector believe its pricing is just too cutthroat to make sense. As Inside Mortgage Trends went to press late this week, TCBI’s common was trading at $50.17, a nick above its recent 52-week low of $49.34. Its high for the year is $103.05, which translates into a discount from ...
Commercial banks and savings institutions reported a total of $71.41 billion in home loan originations through their retail mortgage banking platforms during the third quarter of 2018, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call report data. Retail mortgage production was down 5.1 percent from the second quarter and left year-to-date originations 13.6 percent below the amount reported during the first nine months of last year. The figures ... [Includes one data chart]
The adjustable-rate mortgage share of total originations declined in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $50.0 billion of ARMs were originated in the third quarter, accounting for 11.5 percent of total originations. In the previous quarter, an estimated $55.0 billion of ARMs were originated, making up 12.4 percent of the market. ARM volume was also down from ... [Includes one data chart]
Holdings of first-lien mortgages by banks and thrifts increased in the third quarter, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of call reports. Banks and thrifts held $2.07 trillion of first liens in their portfolios at the end of September, up 1.2 percent from June and 4.3 percent from a year ago. The holdings have largely been boosted by jumbo mortgages along with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises ... [Includes one data chart]
An increase in asset-based underwriting by banks prompted warnings from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last week. The OCC said its examiners have seen greater use of asset dissipation underwriting, a practice used to qualify borrowers using a hypothetical income stream from their asset liquidation rather than debt-to-income ratios. Banks are increasingly using asset dissipation or asset depletion as a response to “intense competition” from nonbanks, among other ...