Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

Recent Stories From this Author

Mortgage Process 'Almost Designed to Scare People Away': CEO
September 19, 2014 The Lennar CEO says the loan process has become "invasive" as if it's designed to scare people way.

High GSE Loan Fees Keep Buyers on Sidelines
September 18, 2014 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are charging excessive loan fees, according to some industry groups, who claim it is time to stop...

Wells' Stumpf: Putbacks Are Hurting Housing
September 17, 2014 During a wide-ranging discussion of the economy and regulation, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf cited several factors that were...

House Bill Drops Dodd-Frank Appraisal Regs on Some High-Risk Loans
September 17, 2014 A bill introduced in the House Financial Services Committee would eliminate appraisal requirements established by the...

HUD Secretary Sets Sights on Access to Credit, Homeownership
September 16, 2014 In his first major policy speech as the new housing secretary, Julian Castro voiced support for a Senate bill to reform...

Chicago FHLB Chief Blasts FHFA's Membership Clamp-Down Plan
September 16, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency's plan to restrict membership to the Federal Home Loan Bank System could cost lenders...

Redwood Moving Ahead with PLS Structural Reforms
September 16, 2014 Mortgage REIT wants more control over servicing so it can transfer delinquent loans to special servicers.

Ginnie's Tozer Hoping for Wide Adoption of New FHLB Conduit
September 12, 2014 Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer is urging credit unions and community banks to contact their Federal Home Loan Bank so they can...

Treasury Advisor Sees Benefits in FHLBs Working with REITs
September 12, 2014 Mortgage real estate investment trusts are an important source of private capital for the housing market and appear to be...

Two Harbors CEO Downplays REIT Risk to FHLBs
September 9, 2014 Real estate investment trusts don't pose the credit risk to the Federal Home Loan Bank System that regulators claim they do,...

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