Over the past few months, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) have all cut staff in their mortgage divisions as the demand for refinancing wanes. This shift has allowed smaller lenders like M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) to gain market share. In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson take a look at how the mortgage market has changed since Countrywide, now under Bank of America, was the top-dog before the crisis.

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