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Volume 2017 - Number 42

November 2, 2017

Fannie, Freddie Combined Earnings Reach $7.7 Billion In Third Quarter, G-Fee Income Continues to Grow

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac generated a combined $7.69 billion in net income during the third quarter of 2017, up significantly from the $4.86 billion in the second quarter, according to an Inside Mortgage Finance analysis of earnings reports released this week. Freddie’s earnings were unusually high at $4.67 billion thanks to a legal settlement with the Royal Bank of Scotland over non-agency mortgage-backed securities sold by the investment firm to the government-sponsored ...

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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.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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