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.
Ginnie Mae securitized $31.39 billion of FHA single-family purchase loans during the first quarter of 2019, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of agency mortgage-backed securities disclosures. Although that represented an 18.4% drop from the previous quarter, the FHA share of agency purchase loans edged up to 30.8% in early 2019 as other insurance programs saw larger declines. Private mortgage insurance remained ... [Includes one data chart.]