Hedging, PPE, Fee Collection, QC Products; Gov’t and Conforming News; Producer Inflation Alive and Well
This morning I head from Chicago to Orlando along with 74 million others (yearly). More fun with numbers: Although the MBA thinks we’ll fund about $1.7 trillion in 2023, weekly applications continue to reflect a declining market so let’s use $1.5 trillion to make the numbers easier. That averages out to $6 billion per business day of production. The Fed is looking to offload $13 billion in MBS from bank seizures. To keep things in perspective, that is only two days’ worth of production, certainly not enough to “swamp the boat.” Perspective is good, and here’s another example. Higher and volatile interest rates, uncertainty about property values, and stresses in some property markets have increased pressure on some loans and properties. Accordingly, MBA reported that commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies increased in the second quarter of 2023. Even with the uptick in delinquency rates, they remain at the lower end of historical ranges. Loans backed by properties (and property types) with stable cash flows, are faring better than those that may have seen declines in incomes. (Today’s podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by SimpleNexus, an nCino Company, and award-winning developer of mortgage technology for modern lenders. Hear an interview with C2 Financial and Revest Homes’ Jim Black on how originators can win business in a tough rate environment.) Lender and Broker Software, Products, and Services Amidst changing QC requirements and increasing repurchase risk, lenders must invest in automation to drive efficiency and protect profits. The industry needs to shift its focus from crisis management to prevention with proactive QC. Not only does this approach set lenders up for success regardless of the origination environment, but it’s also a regulatory imperative now that Fannie Mae requires lenders to conduct pre-funding QC on a minimum of 10% of their production. ACES Quality Management empowers mortgage lenders and servicers to take control of their operations and embrace proactive QC. ACES seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology with comprehensive data analysis, giving mortgage professionals the tools they need to identify, anticipate and rectify potential issues in near real time. Learn why financial institutions and third-party providers rely on ACES.