Fraud and Sales Webinars; Bank News incl. Basel Update; Essent Bond Issuance


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Interesting economic times, the latest example being gunmaker Remington filing for bankruptcy. Lenders wish things weren’t so interesting: Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of only $237 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2017, a significant drop from the reported gain of $929 per loan in the third quarter, per the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). MBA VP of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh noted, “The end result was lower overall volume and production expenses that grew to $8,475 per loan …” Watch those free extensions, price concessions for low producing LOs, and signing guarantees! Bank News The Basel Committee has announced it intends to revise its requirements for the capital that banks must…(read more)

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