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Volume 14 - Number 11

May 30, 2014

Downloads Available: Top Bank/Thrift Borrowers of FHLBank Advances 1Q14

Bank, Thrift FHLBank Advances Decline in First Quarter 2014

The use of Federal Home Loan Bank advances among bank and thrift members fell overall during the first quarter of 2014, with three of the top four members showing virtually no quarterly movement, according to the Inside Mortgage Finance Bank Mortgage Database. All of the nationís banks and thrifts used a combined $392.0 billion in advances as of March 31, 2014, down 3.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 but an 18.7 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. The Federal Home Loan Bankís Office of Finance in its first quarter combined financial report cited reduced member demand, particularly by large-asset members, for the first quarter decline.

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.