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Mortgage Volume to Rise 23% in 2015, MBA Says in New Forecast
July 22, 2015 The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday said the housing market recovery has shifted to "a higher gear," and it raised...

Six Takeaways from Big Banks' Strong 2Q Mortgage Results
July 22, 2015 Bankers were pleased with the dramatic leap in home lending last quarter, but they cautioned that volume will slow in the...

Regulators Approve CIT-OneWest Merger With Conditions
July 21, 2015 Regulators gave conditional approval for CIT Group's deal to buy OneWest Bank, paving the way for an institution that would be...

Wells Fargo 2Q Mortgage Originations Up 32%
July 15, 2015 Purchase lending accounted for the majority of the second quarter's loan production at Wells Fargo, the country's largest home...

Survivor from 'Alt-A' Era Loosens Standards in Bid to Boost Volume
July 13, 2015 Struggling to win business in the age of QM, Impac Mortgage has relaxed underwriting requirements in hopes of attracting...

What Main Street Banks Have to Fear from Crises in Greece and China
July 8, 2015 The Greek debt crisis and China's stock-market crash may put downward pressure on interest rates and delay the Fed's interest...

Doubling Down on California Real Estate Lending
July 1, 2015 After it all but stopped making real estate and development loans following the housing crash, Farmers & Merchants Bank has...

Delayed TRID Deadline Was a Close Call for Lenders
June 22, 2015 Many lenders may not have been ready for the CFPB's new mortgage disclosure rule if it took effect on Aug. 1 as planned. Now a...

The New Merger Requirement: A Better CRA Plan
June 19, 2015 Pressure from community groups forced Valley National Bancorp to strengthen its commitment to lend in low- and moderate-income...

OCC Crackdown Shows Continued Failures in Mortgage Servicing
June 17, 2015 Six servicers were cited for a range of infractions, including a failure to respond to requests for loan modifications and not...

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