Bank Profitability

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May 25, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Wild Gyrations in Reported 1Q18 Mortgage Income

Some big swings in mortgage banking profitability yielded an unexpected $4.31 billion bonanza for commercial banks and thrifts in the first quarter of 2018. According to call-report data analyzed by Inside Mortgage Trends, the industry’s mortgage banking was up 38.0 percent from the prior period. Several key banks reported gigantic increases, including Wells Fargo’s 170.0 percent jump to $1.22 billion and Bank of America’s 214.1 percent surge to ... [Includes one data chart]


May 25, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Few Banks Selling MSRs Due to Regulations

While numerous concerns have been raised about how capital requirements impact bank holdings of mortgage servicing rights, few banks are selling MSRs because of capital requirements or regulatory issues, according to an American Bankers Association survey. In 2017, 5.0 percent of banks sold MSRs due to regulatory requirements or capital treatment, up from a 2.0 percent share in 2016. And 12.0 percent of banks said they’re contemplating selling MSRs due to new regulatory ...


May 4, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

BPMI Premium Cuts Could Draw Sterling Borrowers Away from FHA

Actions by a number of private mortgage insurers to cut borrower-paid premium rates would enhance affordability and enable private MIs to increase their market share at FHA’s expense, according to an analysis from the Urban Institute. So far, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp., Genworth Mortgage Insurance and Radian Guaranty have announced reductions in their respective monthly and single-premium borrower-paid premium rates. The premium cuts will affect more than just affordability, said UI. On March 6, the company announced that it is reducing borrower-paid single-premium rates in most FICO buckets, effective for all MI applications received on or after March 19, 2018. The Philadelphia-based MI also reminded clients that previously announced single-premium restrictions on debt-to-income ratios exceeding 45 percent and a FICO score below 700, or DTI exceeding ...


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