Although quarterly mortgage originations dipped from the previous period, there was an increase in annual volume. There was some jockeying for position among the nation’s 10 largest lenders.

U.S. home lenders originated an estimated $517 billion during the final-three months of 2016, according to data collected for the Mortgage Daily Fourth Quarter 2016 Mortgage Origination Survey.

Mortgage production declined from the previous three-month period, when $568 billion in residential loans were closed. But activity accelerated from $375 billion in the final quarter of 2015.

Source: Mortgage Daily