Bank Profitability

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September 21, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

ARM Originations Up 25 Percent in Second Quarter

Originations of adjustable-rate mortgages increased by 25.0 percent on a quarterly basis in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $55.0 billion of ARMs were originated in the second quarter. The increase looks to be tied to seasonal factors and trends in interest rates. Through the first half of 2018, an estimated $99.0 billion of ARMs were originated, down 2.0 percent from ... [Includes one data chart]


September 21, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Largely Increasing Portfolio Holdings

A wide majority of banks and thrifts continued to increase their first-lien residential mortgage holdings in the second quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.04 trillion of residential first liens were held in bank and thrift portfolios as of the end of June, up 0.9 percent from March and up 5.2 percent compared with June 2017. Among the top 50 banks and thrifts, only six reduced their holdings on an annual basis ... [Includes one data chart]


September 21, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Wells on Track to Test Issuance of Jumbo MBS; Assets Are a Good Bank Investment

Wells Fargo is getting closer to returning to the jumbo mortgage-backed security market, according to John Shrewsberry, a senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at the bank. “We will be securitizing some of our jumbo loans, which has been a dormant market for a long time, but just as a method of demonstrating liquidity and getting market pricing,” he said last week at a conference hosted by Barclays. Wells has been plotting a return to the non-agency MBS market for ...


September 7, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

HECM Lenders Take a Beating in 2Q18 as Originations Plummet

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage originations fell dramatically in the second quarter, raising the possibility of a long reverse-mortgage winter in 2018, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of HECM data. HECM production fell a whopping 40.9 percent in the second quarter from the previous period. Total HECM originations stood at $8.6 billion by the six-month mark, down 8.3 percent from the prior year. Traditional HECMs, which exclude purchases and refinances, accounted for 80.5 percent of FHA-insured reverse mortgages originated during the first half of 2018. The amount of funds available at loan origination for the first six months totaled $4.7 billion. Analysts blame the low HECM originations on the new lower Principal Limit Factors (PLFs) for HECMs, which became effective in FY 2018. Under the HECM final rule issued last year by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, principal limits [Chart]


August 31, 2018 - Inside The GSEs

Moody’s: FHLBanks Continue to Benefit from Interest Rate Uptick

Rising interest rates continue to benefit the Federal Home Loan Banks whose net income was up by more than 10 percent for the first half of the year, according to a report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service. FHLBank net income was $1.83 billion in the first six months of 2018, up from the $1.67 billion a year earlier. This reflected a 10.45 percent increase that was driven by growth in net interest income, partially offset by lower non-interest income. Moody’s noted that yields on both advances and liabilities increased because of higher interest rates. Overall, the net interest margin improved nine basis points to 0.47 percent from the same period in 2017.


Poll

Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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