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News stories about Mortgage Originations

Jun 27, 2018  13:20 ET
Mortgage activity falls in MBA survey
Despite lower rates generally, mortgage applications fell last week on lesser home-purchase and refinancing activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending...
Jun 21, 2018  10:30 ET
Equifax economist: Don't expect a HELOC boom
Despite record home equity levels, originations for home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) got off to a slow start to begin 2018, with new HELOC line originations through February dropping 5.4 percen...
Jun 20, 2018  8:40 ET
Mortgage applications rise over the week
Mortgage applications picked up last week after an uptick in refinances, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending June 15, MBA’s adjusted composite index rose...
Jun 15, 2018  11:10 ET
Fannie economist: Mortgage market faces turbulence
A recent Fannie Mae survey suggests that senior executives at mortgage companies are taking a dimmer view on the outlook for profitability and the demand for home loans. Doug Duncan, Fannie’s chief...
May 25, 2018  14:40 ET
Economists: Housing market can handle rising rates
Last week, the key 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose for the 15th time in 21 weeks, the longest sustained rise in recent memory, Freddie Mac reported. Although the overall housing market faces no real ...
May 8, 2018  10:40 ET
Credit availability remains stable
Overall mortgage credit availability held steady in April even as government loan programs tightened slightly, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. “Credit availability in April was ...
May 1, 2018  10:30 ET
CFPB investigations lack fairness, trade group says
The mortgage industry’s largest trade group says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should make wholesale changes to how its initiates and conducts investigations against financial comp...
Apr 24, 2018  9:50 ET
Ellie Mae: Refinancing waned in March
There was a notable decline in refinance activity in March in terms of the overall mortgage-market share, Ellie Mae reported. Refinances represented just 38 percent of all loans closed, ...
Apr 18, 2018  10:30 ET
Ask a Lender releases industry rankings for consumers
Mortgage loan officers now have a new tool to help them stand out from the competition in their local markets. That tool, Best Mortgage Lenders 2018, is a unique set of rankings publishe...
Apr 3, 2018  13:35 ET
Big banks boost lending as small banks retreat
In the battle for mortgage-market supremacy, nonbanks are still coming out ahead, recent data suggests. As credit conditions have eased, however, some of the nation’s biggest banks have ...
Feb 22, 2018  8:35 ET
Consumers remain wary of creating digital identities
The digital age may one day lead to a quicker and more affordable home mortgage. A new survey conducted by Fannie Mae suggests, however, that most consumers are wary of giving up personal financial ...
Jan 18, 2018  14:20 ET
Federal regulator calls for turning GSEs into utilities
For the first time, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has revealed its preferred blueprint for housing finance reform. In a position document and letter sent to the U.S. Senat...
Jan 11, 2018  8:50 ET
New-home loan applications fall in December
Mortgage applications for newly built homes fell sharply in December from a month earlier, but ran ahead of the pace a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. New-home...
Jan 3, 2018  12:35 ET
Mortgage activity flags to end the year
Mortgage refinancing activity tapered off significantly to end the year after a late surge in rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Over the two weeks ending on Dec....
Dec 6, 2017  8:30 ET
Mortgage applications move up
Mortgage activity bounced back in the week following the Thanksgiving holiday as key rates ticked down slightly, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported For the week ending Dec. 1...

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