Some 12.9% of purchase loans sold to Fannie and Freddie in the second quarter had credit scores ranging from 620 to 699, the highest such concentration on record. But loans with high credit scores accounted for a rising share of GSE refi business.
Mortgage repurchases by banks and thrifts fell to $2.29 billion in 2018, the lowest annual total since institutions began reporting this activity on quarterly call reports in 2007. It would have been a lot lower without Bank of America. [Includes one data chart]