Brad Finkelstein

Brad Finkelstein


Brad Finkelstein is the editor of Origination News and originations editor of National Mortgage News. Among his areas of coverage are wholesale lending, consumer marketing, reverse mortgages, appraisals, mortgage insurance and title insurance.

Finkelstein has been with NMN since May 1990. Prior to that he was the associate editor of the Airport Press in Jamaica, N.Y., and a reporter for This Week Publications on Long Island. He is a past president of the New York Financial Writers Association.

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First American Corp. had a second-quarter profit of $102.1 million as the title insurer's pretax margin of 13.7% was its best ever.
FNF Group, the title insurance business of Fidelity National Financial Inc., had net earnings of $187 million for the second quarter, up from $160 million last year.
MGIC Investment Corp. earned $109 million in the second quarter, as an income tax provision for the period cut into net income.
RealtyTrac is renaming its parent company Attom Data Solutions as it rolls out a new property database that links different data sources into a centralized resource.
Bank of America saw its mortgage banking income fall to $312 million in the second quarter from over $1 billion one year prior as it continues to keep more loans on its balance sheet instead of selling them in the secondary market.
PNC Financial Services Group's mortgage income rebounded in the second quarter as the company's servicing hedging activities returned to profitability.
JPMorgan Chase reported a 5% increase year-over-year in its second-quarter mortgage banking revenue even though its loan origination volume fell by 15%.
The scheme is used by borrowers who don't have enough income to qualify for a regular mortgage, so they apply for a higher rate non-owner-occupied loan.
As the mortgage industry swings more toward purchase loans and away from refinancings, its risk from material misrepresentations increases.
The market gyrations following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union have an upside for mortgage lenders, as already-falling interest rates are expected to boost home purchases and refinancing.
Black Knight Financial Services, in its second deal as a publicly traded company, has bought business analytics firm Motivity Solutions.
Costs for finishing Fannie Mae's new headquarters have increased $36 million without the knowledge of the Federal Housing Finance Agency employee responsible for monitoring the project, the agency's inspector general claims.
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