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Volume 2017 - Number 45

November 22, 2017

Mortgage M&A Activity Increases, but as Year Draws to a Close, No Major Deals are Expected

The sale of mortgage banking franchises and asset-related acquisitions are gaining traction as the year draws to a close, but dealmakers aren’t expecting any blockbuster moves before yearend. According to interviews conducted by Inside Mortgage Finance with investment banking advi-sors, many lenders remain profitable and are enjoying a 2017 that turned out to be better than expected in terms of origination volume.

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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