• Federalreserve

    Can the Fed reverse interest rate hikes, impose negative rates?

    InvestmentsLending

    Fed Chair Yellen testifies before House Financial Services Committee


  • InvestmentsLending

    Fed Chair Yellen testifies before House Financial Services Committee

    The hot topic for questioning during Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s hearing before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning centered around the feasibility of negative Fed rates. The Fed announced in December that it was officially raising the federal funds rate for the first time since June 2006. Is this all about to change?

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Cover Story
February 2016

Global reach: Exploring the risks and rewards of offshore mortgage servicing

Sometimes offshoring sounds like a bad word. In reality, offshore mortgage servicing simply means using remote staff, usually to take advantage of lower labor and overhead costs and round-the-clock staffing availability. But legitimate questions remain. In the midst of increasing compliance pressures, is offshoring a sound strategy for mortgage servicers looking to stay competitive, or a fast track to dissatisfied customers and trouble with the CFPB?

Commentary

Why conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie must end