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Volume 2018 - Number 22

June 7, 2018

Downloads Available: Mortgage-Related M&A Activity: 2018

Mortgage M&A Mania has Finally Arrived as Franklin American and Castle & Cooke Head for the Exit

Since the beginning of the year, at least 11 mortgage banking franchises have come to terms with new owners, representing annualized loan production of $70.3 billion Ė enough volume to rank as the nationís fourth largest lender, according to figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance. [Includes one data chart.]

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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.