The industry increased profits on the production side of the aisle by pushing a higher volume of business through their platforms, reducing per-loan costs for personnel, occupancy and technology. (Includes data chart.)
Significant increases in securitization rates were recorded in the conventional-conforming, government-insured and nonprime markets. Relatively few jumbo loans are pooled in non-agency MBS. (Includes data chart.)
Credit unions, however, continued to grow their holdings of home-equity loans, up 1.9% to $92.5 billion as of the end of the third quarter. New HEL originations edged up 0.7% from the previous period to $9.7 billion.