As the fourth-quarter earnings start to pour in, the true extent of the TRID impact on each individual company is coming to light. For some banks, it was just a dent in the grand scheme of things, but that’s not the case for Flagstar.
JPMorgan Chase kicked off earnings season early Thursday morning, reporting a 10% increase in net income for the fourth quarter of 2015. Mortgage banking didn’t fair as well, with its net income falling 21% to $266 million.
Ambac Financial Group’s net income fell in the fourth quarter 2013 to $68.6 million, or $1.49 per share, from $143.6 million, or 47 cents per share, in 2012, as earnings were impacted by current market challenges.
Stonegate Mortgage not only overcame the challenging market conditions during the second half of 2013 but also posted a strong increase in originations and its servicing portfolio due to several strategic acquisitions.
First American Financial Corporation’s total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 hit $1.2 billion, a decline of 4% compared to a year prior as it deals with a drop-off in refinance activity and closed title orders falling to the lowest level of the year.
Ally Financial officially exited the mortgage business by the end of 2013 but not without incurring significant losses. Ally recorded a net income of $104 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, a giant drop down from a net income of $1.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012.
While other state and federal regulatory bodies overlap in their regulation of the mortgage industry, the very particular consumer focus of the CFPB is not duplicated by any other body. Will deregulation mean a return to the Wild West lending atmosphere that led to the financial crisis? What happens next? We asked John Socknat, partner at Ballard Spahr, to weigh in on what mortgage lenders and servicers can expect from a Trump administration.
Amid the potential new direction from the White House, Congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.
The marketplace is full of hard and private money lenders — it will come down to who can best assist investors in completing their goals, whether that be by providing quicker close times, or with more accurate valuations. With how many options there are for borrowers, lenders will need to start competing for marketshare as borrowers shop their situations to multiple lenders, leveraging the offers against each other. This process will force lenders to update their guidelines, or be forced out of the market.