Lending

National MI, Capital Markets Cooperative announce partnership

National MI named 'preferred provider' for CMC
National Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a provider of private mortgage insurance, announced that it formed a “strategic partnership” with Capital Markets Cooperative, a nationwide alliance of mortgage bankers that provides exclusive offerings and value-added services to its members. As part of the partnership, National MI will be named a “preferred provider” of private mortgage insurance.
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HSBC reaches $601M settlement over charges of 'abusive mortgage practices'

Settlement reached with DOJ, HUD, CFPB, Federal Reserve, 49 states
HSBC agreed to a $601 million settlement with a series of federal agencies and nearly every state over charges that the bank engaged in mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses. The massive settlement with HSBC was jointly announced Friday by the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 49 states and the District of Columbia.
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SoFi bets big on the Super Bowl to win borrowers

Uses 20% of annual budget on the big game
SoFi has shattered the typical lending model ever since it broke into the mortgage world two years ago, so its big move in this year’s Super Bowl 50 only make sense. The company's garnering a lot of attention on its big, and even risky to some, move in advertising during the big game. Watch the video here.
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Veros offering 'advanced quality control check' for FHA appraisals

Will check electronic portal submissions for issues
Veros Real Estate Solutions, which already serves as the vendor for the Federal Housing Administration’s electronic portal for appraisal reports and data submissions, announced this week that it is now offering an “advanced quality control check” for FHA loan appraisals.
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Flint water crisis now impacts mortgage lending

Lenders must prove homes have safe water
The severity of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis continues to plague residents, and now there are questions about whether people will be able to sell their homes if they want to, as their homes may not meet livability standards required for a mortgage.
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Computershare continues mortgage growth, acquires Capital Markets Cooperative

Follows another acquisition last week
Computershare, an Australian tech company that expanded into the U.S. mortgage market in 2011 when it acquired Specialized Loan Servicing for $113.6 million, announced last week that it was further growing its U.S. mortgage business with the acquisition of Altavera Mortgage Services. But that move appears to be just the first step in a larger expansion.
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