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Volume 22 - Number 8

April 13, 2018

MBA: Earnings Tanked in Fourth Quarter

Mortgage bankers reported a significant decline in profitability during the fourth quarter of 2017, taking hits on both sides of the business ledger, according to the most recent performance report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. On average, survey participants reported just $389,000 in pretax income during the fourth quarter, a 77.7 percent decline from $1.743 million in the previous three-month period. That knocked annual pretax income down to an average $5.136 million ...

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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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