Following one of worst quarters in six years, federally-insured banks and thrifts experienced a rebound in retail mortgage originations in the second quarter.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Thursday that insured depository institutions originated $83.6 billion in single-family loans in the second quarter, up 32% from the prior quarter. First quarter retail originations totaled just $63.2 billion — the lowest since 4Q08.

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