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Volume 2018 - Number 10

March 8, 2018

M&A Market Heats Up for Lenders: Plenty of Buyers; Sellers Wavering? Skyline on the Block?

With loan production suffering a noticeable decline in the first two months of the year, several small and medium-sized firms are struggling with profitability, causing intense speculation that the industry could be in for a wicked round of consolidation.

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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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