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Training Download for New Generation of Commercial Lenders
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Taylor Capital's Scrapped Mortgage Sale Reveals Pricing Divide
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Immigrants Emerging as Unintended Victims of QM
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For Some Community Banks, QM Stands for Quitting Mortgages
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Mortgages’ Full Toll on Small Banks Revealed
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Zions Zigs in Favor of Mortgages as Rivals Zag
October 23, 2013 The Salt Lake City company has long lagged in mortgages, and now is the time to get more aggressive as big rivals pull back...
How Banks Can Prepare for QM Rules Despite Tech Delays
September 19, 2013 Delays in software upgrades are forcing many small banks to play a waiting game when it comes to complying with new regulation.
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