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Jan 25, 2016, 07:24 ET

Q3 Mortgage Employment Index Down, Wisconsin Leads

Wisconsin led a quarterly contraction in mortgage staffing, though nearby Michigan had a healthy gain.  At the end of the third-quarter 2015,...

Jan 11, 2016, 10:30 ET

Biggest Mortgage Originators, Servicers Q3 2015

 Mortgage firms saw quarterly volume slow as nonbanks continued to take market share from banks. One bank, however, grew its market...

Oct 05, 2015, 07:00 ET

Growing Firms Drive Up Q2 Mortgage Employment

 Quarterly mortgage staffing has expanded, with growing players fueling the increase. Many job losses were concentrated in the East. As of the...

Jul 13, 2015, 07:00 ET

Jobs Migrate North in Q1 Mortgage Employment Index

 The number of people working in home lending has fallen on a quarterly basis, though there was a recent monthly upturn. Mortgage jobs appear...

May 21, 2015, 12:16 ET

The State of Mortgage Lending

 Although mortgage originations stand near the weakest level since the crisis, distressed loan ratios have significantly strengthened,...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:42 ET

Nonbanks Dominate Hirings in Mortgage Employment Index

 Mortgage industry staffing expanded during the fourth-quarter 2014, with non-bank lenders responsible for many of the hirings. Banks saw...

Mar 16, 2015, 07:00 ET

Biggest U.S. Mortgage Firms

While there was no change in the top-five ranking of home lenders, the concentration of business among the 10 largest lenders dropped. Banks gave...

Sep 15, 2014, 07:00 ET

Banks Drive Down Mortgage Employment Index

 Mortgage industry employment was lower in the latest quarter as a result of a sharp drop at banks, though jobs moved up at credit unions and...

Apr 22, 2014, 09:33 ET

Mortgage Statistics Chronicle Industry's Highs, Lows

 The Mortgage Statistics tables at Mortgage Daily provide valuable data about home loan originations and residential loan performance....

Apr 14, 2014, 16:11 ET

Mergers Outpace Failures in Mortgage Graveyard

Although the number of mortgage-related casualties has significantly declined this past year, wholesale lenders are disappearing at a brisk pace....

Feb 24, 2014, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Casualties Fall on Fewer Bank Failures

 The rate of bank failures last year slowed to the lowest level in six years, helping to drive down overall mortgage-related casualties by more...

Dec 16, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Fraud Index Falls to Post Crisis Low

 The level of prosecutorial activity on mortgage fraud cases fell to the lowest level since the financial crisis erupted. Despite diminishing...

Nov 06, 2013, 10:23 ET

Mortgage Daily Surpasses 20,000 Pages of News

 Since going live in June 1999, Mortgage Daily has published more than 20,000 pages of mortgage news. The leading mortgage news...

Sep 16, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Litigation Index Still Elevated

 The level of litigation tied to mortgage-related issues remains elevated, according to Mortgage Daily's First Quarter 2013 Mortgage...

Aug 26, 2013, 07:00 ET

Q2 Mortgage Employment Index Deteriorates

 Declining delinquency drove servicers to reduce headcount in the second quarter. The biggest casualties were suffered by the largest...

Jul 22, 2013, 07:00 ET

Bank, Credit Union Failures Rise

Thanks to a jump in bank failures and a continued worsening trend in the credit union sector, quarterly mortgage-related casualties rose to the...

Jun 24, 2013, 14:21 ET

Mortgage Industry Highs, Lows and Forecast

The mortgage industry suffered some serious blows over the past decade -- with hundreds of firms wiped out and close to half of employees losing...

Jun 17, 2013, 06:00 ET

Mortgage Fraud Index Rises, But Still Low

Federal, state and local prosecutors picked up the quarterly pace of activity in mortgage fraud cases -- though actions were still low based on...

Jun 03, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Employment Index Jumps Most in Nearly 4 Years

The first quarter proved to be the best since 2009 for jobs in real estate finance. Much of the gain was in the state of Michigan. The mortgage...

Apr 15, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Casualties On Track for 7-Year Low

This year is on track to see the fewest number of mortgage-related casualties in seven years. First-quarter bank failures were the slowest of any...