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Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay a $70 million penalty in ending the bank’s five-year fight to settle legal claims over foreclosure missteps after the 2008 credit crisis.
With the nominees likely clear for the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets, speculation has turned to whom Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could pick as their running mates. A number of those names mentioned are key figures on financial policy. Following are some of the top possible picks.
The number of U.S. houses left vacant because of foreclosure was down at the start of the second quarter compared with the same period last year. But New Jersey's share of these so-called zombies continues to be tops in the nation.
The zombies are being vanquished.
Foreclosure starts dropped nearly 17% from a year earlier last month, falling to their lowest level in a decade, according to Black Knight Financial Services.
Increased mortgage borrowing was behind a 1.1% rise in U.S. household debt in the first quarter, with slowdowns in other areas such as credit-card balances and auto loans, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Home values in hot areas of Chicago's North Side have fully recovered from the housing crash, but homeowners in other city neighborhoods and Cook County's suburbs continue to hold homes with values far below their pre-housing crash peaks.
Wells Fargo said that it was eliminating 16 mortgage positions in Charlotte and Fort Mill, S.C., citing market conditions for its latest round of job cuts.
The Tampa Bay metro area continues to have one of the nation's largest number of "zombie foreclosures" — vacant homes that banks are repossessing.
The secondary marketing agency wants to model how servicers' available cash might stand up to shocks because interruptions to that liquidity have been a common problem among those that failed.
An undisclosed independent mortgage banker is selling a $918.6 million Ginnie Mae bulk residential mortgage servicing rights portfolio.
ISGN Corp. has completed the sale of its business process outsourcing unit to Firstsource Group USA, a subsidiary of the Indian firm RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group.
Two recent court rulings affirmed that lenders can enforce electronically signed and transferred notes, laying important groundwork for wider adoption of electronic mortgage technology that could improve the customer experience for borrowers and save lenders and servicers a bundle.
Former Wells Fargo executive Mike Heid was voted onto Fannie Mae's board of directors Wednesday.
Mortgage professional hiring and new job appointments for the week ending May 20.
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