Agency MSR sales fell sharply from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first three months of this year, according to an exclusive Inside Mortgage Trends analysis. Much of the downturn resulted from a return to more normal levels of Ginnie bulk deals. Read More
Loan originators have to look for a good fit when they're searching for a coissuance partner for their servicing rights, experts say. That may mean leaving some cash on the table in exchange for predictability and ease of transaction. Read More
So far, five major banks — Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp and Citigroup — have reported first-quarter results, including limited details about home lending. The bottom line: mortgage lending suffered at most, but not all.