MBANow: MBA Economist Marina Walsh on Mortgage Industry Performance


The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis, who discusses the latest MBA quarterly Performance Report and previews the upcoming MBA Mergers & Acquisition Workshop.

The video can be viewed at    

MarinaWalshWalsh said the MBA third quarter Performance Report showed a continuation of a trend in which net production profitability fell for the fourth consecutive quarter.

“2017 was a bit of a tougher year than 2016,” Walsh said. “Mergers and acquisition activity in 2017 was not that strong, but moving into the new year we can expect, given tightening margins, that all owners of companies or any leadership in the mortgage industry will start being a little more introspective, looking at acquiring, capital raising and potentially selling.”

For more information about the MBA Performance report, click

For more information about the MBA Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop, held Jan. 22 in conjunction with the MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference (Jan. 22-25) at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., click

Other videos in the MBANow series can be viewed at the MBA YouTube channel, The videos are also available on the MBA Insights landing page,