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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State mortgage regulatory examinations are focusing on systemic issues and using their broad authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to enforce the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's servicing rules.
The change of power in the White House will not affect Fannie Mae's focus for 2017 in bringing innovations similar to the Day 1 Certainty program to its customers, CEO Timothy Mayopoulos said in an interview.
The developers of new loan-modification programs need to streamline application processes and stop making borrowers chase down useless documents.
The Basel III capital requirements are making it hard for banks to stay in the servicing business, said David Motley, president of Colonial Savings. Their exodus from the market indirectly hurts consumers, he argued.
While Arch Capital had a slight increase in year-over-year net income to $64 million, the total was affected by $25 million of costs related to the purchase of United Guaranty.
There were 89 markets that had the all-time high in median sales price last year with these 10 posting the biggest percentage gain over 2015.
Genworth Financial's U.S. mortgage insurance business had adjusted operating income of $61 million in the fourth quarter, up over 50% from the same period in 2015, as its new insurance written grew by 42% year over year.
The title insurance business of Fidelity National Financial earned $231 million in the fourth quarter, up 60% year over year.
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Old Republic International's title insurance business had a 78% year-over-year increase in fourth-quarter net income, as net premiums earned were up by 13% and claims costs declined by 86%.
Radian Group reported fourth-quarter net income of $61.1 million, down 18% from $74.5 million for the same period in 2015.
A pair of Long Island, N.Y., residents admitted to defrauding a Rochester, N.Y.-based mortgage company of $1.2 million in a straw borrower scam.
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