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Volume 11 - Number 5

March 9, 2018

Private MI Accounts for Bigger Chunk of Primary MI Market in 4Q

Private MIs seized a bigger share of the market in 2017, even as VA rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter, an Inside Mortgage Finance analysis of the primary MI market found. Private MIs wrote $69.9 billion in new flow business in the fourth quarter, down 9.7 percent from the previous quarter. Private MI business accounted for 39.2 percent of total primary MI written in the quarter while FHA lost ground after business dropped 10.9 percent, leaving it with a reduced 33.3 percent market share for the period. After having a stellar year in 2016, VA lending eased to 24.1 percent of the primary MI market last year Ė still its third-best year since the financial crisis. The tiger in VAís tank was refinance, which accounted for 44.1 percent of the agencyís lending, compared to just 9.8 percent of private ...

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What’s your opinion on how Mick Mulvaney has managed the CFPB since he took over three months ago?

He’s done a good job of paring back the agency’s excesses and we’d like to see more.
I hope he totally dismantles the agency and sends those functions back to the agencies hence they came.
Not bad, but he needs to take his time making additional changes.
We’re totally aghast. He’s gone way too far in protecting the rights of companies not consumers!

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