Bank Profitability

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December 15, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Price-to-Income Ratio Seen as Good Risk Gauge

Mortgages with high home price-to-income ratios tend to perform worse than mortgages with lower PTI ratios, according to economists at the Federal Reserve. The analysts suggest that PTI ratios are a helpful tool for gauging mortgage risk by tracking housing affordability. “Banks that have greater exposure of mortgages to high PTI regions have higher mortgage delinquency and charge-off rates and significantly higher probabilities of failure, even after controlling for ...

December 15, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks Report Small Increase in Servicing For Others, Uptick in MSR Values

It hasn’t happened often in recent years, but commercial banks and thrifts were actually servicing more home mortgages for other investors at the end of September than they had at the midyear point. A new analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends of bank call reports shows the industry was servicing $3.652 trillion of home loans for other investors at the end of the third quarter. Most of this SFO business is tied to mortgage-backed securities pools, and the ... [Includes one data chart]

December 1, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Non-Mortgage ABS Decline Again in 3Q17, Some Institutions Still Buying

Commercial banks and savings institutions are not major investors in the non-mortgage ABS market, and their holdings slipped again during the third quarter of 2017, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS ranking and analysis.

November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banc of California Focusing on Jumbo Non-QMs

California is a jumbo mortgage gold mine that’s dominated by banks, giving Banc of California an enviable starting point. BoC is also differentiating itself by focusing on non-qualified mortgages and avoiding the retail channel. BoC contributed $122.9 million of jumbo loans to a new mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase. Selling loans into the securitization market is a significant shift for BoC, which had previously only contributed eight mortgages to a jumbo MBS issued in 2014 ...

November 17, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

OCC Pushes for Rebuilding in Distressed Areas

Recent guidance from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency aims to allow banks to originate mortgages with high loan-to-value ratios to help borrowers in distressed areas complete home improvements. The OCC released guidance in August addressing originations of mortgages with LTV ratios above 90 percent, even allowing for LTV ratios above 100 percent in certain circumstances. Keith Noreika, the acting Comptroller of the Currency, discussed lending in ...

November 10, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Correspondent Platforms Feast on FHA, VA Securitization Market

Correspondent-based lending operations are accounting for a growing share of the FHA and VA home loans pooled in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. In fact, correspondent originations are the only production channel to see year-over-year growth in FHA and VA business through the first nine months of 2017. Retail and wholesale-broker production is down for both FHA and VA loans. Correspondent programs are most dominant in the FHA market, perhaps reflecting a preference among large producers to have recourse to a primary-market lender if the government later finds defects in how the loan was originated. Correspondents accounted for 48.7 percent of FHA loans pooled in Ginnie MBS during the first nine months of the year, up from 43.1 percent in all of 2016. Volume was up 1.7 percent from the ... [Charts]


With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.