Mortgage loan originations jumped only slightly last year for the nation's thrift institutions as consumers continued to focus on fixed-rate products.

The country's top 25 thrifts did better than most in the industry, jumping 13.8% above 1992 levels. The thrift industry as a whole, however, barely budged, rising only 3.58% above 1992 figures for all Savings Association Insurance Fund-insured thrifts.

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