The flow market for MSR sales is returning to normal after COVID-related volatility in March and April caused demand for MSRs to wane. Traditional sellers of MSRs retained servicing this summer, helped by profits from the refi business.
Plenty of investors are looking to acquire servicing rights, including a handful of banks, according to industry participants. The outlook for the sector is rosy, though early-stage delinquencies are on the rise.
The market for servicing sales remains strong, according to industry participants. A number of lenders are looking to sell mortgage servicing rights after weighing capital requirements and cash needs with the potential to retain borrowers, according to an analysis by Strategic Mortgage Finance Group.