Bank Profitability

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March 22, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank Repurchase Volume Falls to Record Low in 2018

Mortgage repurchases by banks and thrifts fell to $2.29 billion in 2018, the lowest annual total since institutions began reporting this activity on quarterly call reports in 2007. It would have been a lot lower without Bank of America. The North Carolina-based megabank reported $1.04 billion in mortgage repurchases last year, or 45.3% of the industry’s total. BofA did see a decline in repurchases: down 32.4% on a year-to-date basis ... [Includes one data chart]

March 8, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks Boosted ‘Servicing for Others’ in 4Q

Commercial banks and savings institutions increased the amount of mortgage servicing rights they handle for other investors in the fourth quarter of 2018, although valuations for the asset softened. [Includes one data chart]

March 1, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Seek Looser Appraisal Levels for Non-Agency Loans

Banks originating non-agency mortgages could better compete with the government-sponsored enterprises if the threshold for appraisal exemptions in case of residential real estate properties is raised, industry participants said.

March 1, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

TIAA, HomeStreet Scale Back Retail Operations

In the past weeks, two lenders active in jumbo mortgages — TIAA Bank and HomeStreet Bank — announced plans to downsize their operations.

February 22, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Mortgage Banking Income Hits Post-Crisis Low in 4Q18

Commercial banks and savings institutions made money on their mortgage banking activity during the fourth quarter, but not that much. [Includes two data charts.]

February 8, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks Report Sharp Drop in Mortgage Banking Income

Publicly-owned commercial banks and thrifts reported widespread declines in mortgage banking income during the fourth quarter, according to a new analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends. [Includes one data chart.]


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