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Volume 22 - Number 1

January 5, 2018

Production Income Slipped in 3Q17, Servicing Up

Mortgage bankers saw a small decline in profitability during the third quarter of 2017 despite a favorable turn in servicing and a bump up in mortgage production, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s quarterly performance report. The average firm participating in the survey reported $1.743 million in pretax income for the third quarter, down 17.7 percent from the previous three-month period. Average year-to-date pretax income on mortgage banking activities was ...

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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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