With the election just weeks away, here's a look at the mortgage industry firms whose employees and affiliated political action committees have made the largest political contributions during the 2016 election cycle.
In an election year dominated by controversy and big personalities, political contributions from the mortgage industry have remained muted, reflecting apathy and uncertainty toward Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Greg Carmichael, who has been on the job nearly a year as Fifth Third's CEO, has started putting his stamp on the company by aggressively trimming branches in favor of mobile, seeking to build up its consumer credit business and retooling the balance sheet.
The mortgage industry remains deeply uneasy with efforts by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their regulator to experiment with front-end credit risk transfers, with some arguing it helps borrowers and lenders, while others fear it will cut out small institutions.
Bank of America is expanding a program that provides 3% down payment home loans through a partnership with Freddie Mac and a North Carolina credit union.
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