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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BB&T Corp. has agreed to pay $83 million to settle a Department of Justice investigation over loans that failed quality control tests but were still insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
Low interest rates are keeping the housing market strong even as affordability keeps declining, according to Freddie Mac.
Mortgage application volume was down on lower refinance activity, even though rates declined from the previous week.
More than 9 million consumers would have difficulty paying all of their monthly debt obligations, including their mortgage, if the Federal Open Markets Committee raises short-term rates by 25 basis points, a TransUnion study found.
American International Group will provide reinsurance coverage on three years of United Guaranty's policies and that was an important consideration to do the deal with Arch, said AIG's Rob Schimek.
If the past 40 years has revealed anything about the mortgage industry, it's that change is constant, and inevitable. From the future of Fannie and Freddie to the role technology will play in underwriting, here's a look at 10 bold predictions that will shake up the mortgage industry.
It's no secret that subprime lending played a heavy role in the demise of the mortgage broker. But to truly understand how brokers rose to prominence, it is helpful to look back to the channel's beginnings. Here's a look at three data points that sum up the rise and fall of the mortgage broker.
Efforts to expand diversity and inclusion are critical to any industry, but they're becoming especially important in mortgage finance, where the customer base is evolving and more millennial and multicultural consumers are ready to buy homes.
The Mortgage Bankers Association has long been a staunch defender of the mortgage interest deduction. But the group's president and CEO now says he's open to Congress reducing, or even eliminating, the tax break.
Home purchase applications are at their highest level in almost five years but a level that is still considered weak, according to the Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index.
Arch U.S. MI's acquisition of United Guaranty Corp. will make one of the smallest private mortgage insurers the sector's new market leader. While the move is likely to ease pricing competition among the six remaining players, it's not expected to set off a wave of further consolidation.
Sterling Bancorp of Montebello, N.Y., has sold its mortgage business to Freedom Mortgage of Mount Laurel, N.J., for an undisclosed price.
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