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Volume 2016 - Number 18

May 12, 2016

Servicing Auctions Gather Steam But Concerns Remain About MSR Pricing and Prepayments

Declining interest rates have thrown a monkey wrench into mortgage servicing sales this year, but investment bankers and advisors are seeing an increase in new auction notices, even though pricing remains muted. Moreover, some market-makers expect an eventual boom – but only if interest rates would rise a bit and stay that way. “There hasn’t been a lot of activity of late…

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.

17%

11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.

48%

25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.

24%

No opinion.

11%