Most publicly traded nonbanks saw declines in origination gain-on-sale margins in the first quarter as the market evolved toward normalcy. Several companies offset declining production income with better performance on servicing. (Includes data chart.)
While correspondent sales volume increased on an annual basis in 2020, two of the top five sellers posted diminished sales. Guaranteed Rate and loanDepot are less reliant on correspondent sales than the other top sellers. (Includes data chart.)
Loan officers’ wallets continued to get fatter in the first quarter, thanks to mortgage origination volumes hitting new records. However, industry bean-counters expect that to change once rates start to increase.
A group of 21 banks reported a combined $3.75 billion in mortgage banking income for the first quarter of 2021. While that was a modest 1.7% gain from the fourth quarter, it represented a huge 63.3% gain from the first three months of last year. (Includes data chart.)