Andy Peters

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Banks Try to Fend Off Affordable Housing Mandate in New York
March 14, 2014 Elected officials from President Obama to the new mayor of New York want to kick-start a building boom in affordable housing.

Georgia Banker Vents About QM to CFPB's No. 2 Official
March 6, 2014 Scott Tomlinson at Flint Community Bank used a meeting with the agency's deputy director to speak his mind on the shortcomings...

Why It Takes Guts to Run a Bank on the Block
December 30, 2013 Hudson Citys planned expansion into commercial real estate lending is on hold as the acquisition by M&T drags on.

Fracking Boom Gives Banks Mortgage Headaches
November 12, 2013 Banks, along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are revisiting mortgage lending policies to address fracking concerns. Some...

Banks Brace for End of Prepayment Penalty Boom
November 1, 2013 Call it the second wave of the mortgage-refinancing collapse. Prepayment penalty income is about to crash. Hard. Especially in...

Huntington Bancshares Cuts 200 Mortgage Jobs
October 18, 2013 Huntington Bancshares also closed 22 branches and cut other costs in the quarter, as results from the first half were weaker...

Bankers Brace for Large Declines in Mortgage Revenue
August 30, 2013 Regional banks are expected to see a huge drop-off in mortgage originations over the second half of 2013 as interest rates...

First Horizon, SunTrust Face New Round of Mortgage Scrutiny
August 26, 2013 Add First Horizon National and SunTrust Banks to the growing list of banks facing another potential mortgage-related headache.

Small Banks Adjust to CFPBs New Mortgage Rules
August 20, 2013 Community bankers are scrambling to update their playbooks to comply with a litany of new mortgage rules.

Banks Water Down Loan Terms in Quest for Growth
August 15, 2013 Barely removed from years of cleaning up credit quality, lenders are conceding terms to borrowers on everything from the...

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