Risk Management Archive
Freddie Mac will return $10.4 billion in profits to the Treasury Department next month, bringing total payments to about $10 billion above what it got in aid under conservatorship.
Bank of America Corp. disclosed new probes into its mortgage and foreign-exchange businesses and boosted an estimate of potential legal losses by 20% to $6 billion.
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants public input on the idea of requiring loan-level data disclosure to be made through an investor website rather than on the public EDGAR system.
Standard & Poors said President Obama met with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner just before Geithner warned the company to expect a response to its downgrade of U.S. debt, an event that justifies its request to see White House communications to help defend fraud claims.
Prospect Mortgage did everything right to defend itself against overtime and minimum wage claims from salespeople, though some industry attorneys caution the rulings in its favor may have limited applicability.
Lenders should be aware auditors are focusing on 1099 payments due to the concern that the payments could be a vehicle for compensation no longer permissible under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mortgage servicing has long been a scale business, but rising compliance costs are now threatening the survival of smaller operations that lack efficient systems or staff expertise, industry experts say.
The loans have better-than-average credit and home equity metrics, according to Standard & Poor's. The deal lacks fraud-related representations and warranties, but all loans are performing, DBRS finds.
After eight straight profitable quarters and record annual income, Fannie Mae's dividend payments to the U.S. Treasury now exceed the bailout funds it's received since 2008.
The answer will depend on how Washington politics play out, how much balance sheet relief private securitization really provides to sellers, and how much borrowers and investors ultimately demand it.
Ocwen Financial raised less than underwriters expected by selling bonds tied to fees from managing government-backed loans as the mortgage servicers shares fell to the lowest since December 2012.
The Mortgage Bankers Association is trying "to get the regulators to just be aware of where one rule conflicts with another," says the trade group's president, David Stevens.
Lower volumes and increased regulation are leading more lenders to consider outsourcing. But the savings and compliance improvements must outweigh increased liability for contractors and a rise in offshore prices.
Once written off as an endangered species, nonbank home lenders are making a comeback in the third-party origination businesses abandoned by banks since the financial crisis.
Here is a list of 18 items loan officers should consider when talking with their current or future employers, including who owns the database.