J.D. Power: Annual Satisfaction Study Reveals ‘Underlying Problems’ in Mortgage Industry

Record-low interest rates and low housing inventories have driven U.S. home sales to a 14-year high and yet another refinancing boom—the Mortgage Bankers Association now estimates 2020 mortgage originations to jump to $3.18 trillion—but it has also exposed underlying weaknesses in lender and servicer strategies, said J.D. Power, Troy, Mich.