Competition intensifies mortgage lenders’ negative profit outlook

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Competition continues to reach new highs. The share of lenders who said competition from other lenders was the top driver behind their negative outlook increased once again to another new survey high for the fourth consecutive quarter, continuing a trend that started this time last year, according to Fannie Mae’s Q4 2017 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.

Increased competition dampens mortgage lender profit-margin outlook. The survey also revealed that the net share of lenders who anticipate growth in refinance mortgage demand over the next three months dropped to its lowest level in a year. The negative outlook on refinance demand growth applies to GSE eligible, non-GSE eligible,

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WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders turned positive for the first time in nearly three years, due primarily to strong demand expectations.

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The fourth quarter of 2018 was dismal from a mortgage origination volume perspective, but in the first quarter of 2019 lenders have a slightly rosier outlook for mortgage origination volume – and profits – Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey shows.. With the spring home buying season fast approaching, lenders are hoping that home sales will bounce back from the lows of December.