Chase and Citi Shut Door On Mortgage Brokers

You’re cut off! JPMorgan Chase and Citi announced they’ll no longer accept mortgages submitted by mortgage brokers. The move seems to be a way for the banks to exercise more control over the loans they undertake. At first blush, this sounds like a good thing, for banks to be looking their borrowers in the eye, a throwback to the days when credit was earned instead of splooged out like candy in a parade (days epitomized in this 1950’s short, “The Wise Use of Credit,” posted inside…) On the other hand, it could be more just a way to snag market share and shut out the competition, which can lead to higher interest rates, borrowing costs, fees, and lower service.

Banks cut off mortgage brokers [Bankrate]

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