Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.
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Lenders Use Budget Data to Lobby FHA for Lower Premiums
March 7, 2014 The Community Home Lenders Association is pointing to President Obama's recently released budget as proof that the Federal...
Nonbank Mortgage Lenders Slash Another 6,300 Jobs in January
March 7, 2014 These companies have cut 21,500 employees since last summer.
GSE Profits, Now a Political Football, Hard to Forecast
March 3, 2014 The GSEs reported big profits for 2013 but even the companies' executives question the sustainability of those earnings.
Fair Housing Group Goes After Banks Failing to Maintain REO
February 27, 2014 The National Fair Housing Alliance is accelerating efforts to force mortgage lenders, servicers and trustees to do a better...
Fairholme Wins Round One in GSE Shareholder Suit
February 27, 2014 A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the hedge fund's lawsuit against the government will not be thrown out of court, allowing...
Banks Report Steep Drop in Mortgage Originations
February 26, 2014 In the FDIC's fourth-quarter earnings report, the agency said loan buybacks fell to their lowest level in five years.
Rebirth of Private-Label MBS Depends on GSE Reform: Lobbyists
February 25, 2014 Private issuers need certainty to create a new secondary mortgage market, MBA and SIFMA officials say.
CFPB Fines Lender Over Settlement Fees
February 24, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau levied a $83,000 civil money penalty on Monday against Connecticut-based First...
Fannie Says Demand for REOs Is Weakening
February 24, 2014 "We are seeing less interest from institutional buyers" of foreclosed properties, says Fannie chief executive Timothy...
Turbulent Days of 2008 Feel Like Ages Ago for Fannie Mae
February 21, 2014 As Fannie Mae reports another big profit and the repayment of its government bailout, key questions remain about the size of...
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