Issuance of expanded-credit mortgage-backed securities hit $5.97 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a record for the sector. It also topped prime non-agency MBS volume for the third consecutive quarter.
Mortgage originators licensed by state regulators produced fewer loans in 2018 than they had in the previous year but still took more market share away from depositories. A new Inside Mortgage Finance analysis of call-report data from banks, credit unions and the National Multistate Licensing System found that state-licensed nonbanks accounted for 54.8% of mortgage originations last year. That was up 1.8 percentage points from 2017. [Includes two data charts.]