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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...

Apr 08, 2013, 07:00 ET

5-Year Low for Mortgage Fraud Index

 The holidays took a toll on mortgage fraud prosecutions as the Q4-2012 Mortgage Fraud Index sank to its lowest level in nearly five...

Mar 25, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Litigation Index Down Despite Foreclosure Deterioration

 Fewer actions tied to employment and compliance helped reduce overall mortgage litigation activity. But activity is expected to...

Mar 04, 2013, 07:00 ET

Mortgage Employment Index Peaks in 2012

Mortgage industry staffing expanded last year more than any year since the mortgage crisis first erupted. But the outlook has demand weakening for...

Feb 19, 2013, 07:00 ET

Loan Originator Survey Released

The 2012 Loan Originator Survey from Mortgage Daily provides insight into issues impacting mortgage loan officers. The survey was sponsored by...

Jan 07, 2013, 11:38 ET

Mortgage Casualties Fall to Pre-Crisis Low

 The number of mortgage-related businesses to end operations during the final quarter of 2012 was down by half from 2011. Full-year...

Dec 03, 2012, 07:00 ET

NY, CA Trade Top Spots in Mortgage Fraud Index

 The Mortgage Fraud Index was lower, reflecting falling caseloads. But the dollar amount has climbed more than a quarter over the past year....

Nov 12, 2012, 07:00 ET

Biggest Mortgage Servicers and Lenders

 Market share was a little less concentrated at the top during the third quarter, according to Mortgage Daily's mortgage lender ranking....