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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JPMorgan Chase has received credit for $3.89 billion of consumer relief, plus it says it has provided an additional $113 million, putting the bank over the top on its obligation.
Many appraisers are charging more or simply refusing to do FHA work, which to their minds now comes close to, if not crossing into, the remit of the home inspector.
Fannie Mae forecasts flat to declining 30-year mortgage interest rates this year and next, while Freddie Mac thinks they will increase.
Black Knight's purchase of eLynx is the first since the Fidelity National Financial spin-off went public and expands its mortgage servicing offerings.
Ditech Financial will shift a St. Louis-area servicing platform to start doing new loan originations during the third quarter.
PHH Corp. reported a first-quarter loss of $30 million, which included a $10 million pretax adjustment to the value of its mortgage servicing rights.
Social Finance Inc., whose loan originations have been concentrated in the non-qualified mortgage space, will now offer conforming products after receiving Fannie Mae seller/servicer approval.
United Guaranty's pretax operating income of $163 million benefited from lower mortgage delinquency rates but a decline in refinance originations affected the amount of new insurance written.
Arch Capital had a 77% increase in the mortgage insurance segment's operating income, and its U.S. unit saw its new insurance written increase by 34%.
ClosingCorp's board parted ways with Brian Benson and is looking for someone with experience in a high-growth technology environment.
Clayton Holdings reported a $3.7 million pretax first-quarter loss, but Radian's mortgage insurance business had pretax income of $140 million, a 10% increase over the prior year.
NMI Holdings lost $2.5 million in the first quarter, an improvement over a first-quarter 2015 loss of $7.8 million, which is a sign the private mortgage insurer remains on track to become profitable later this year.
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