Servicing

Here’s how new immigration trends impact the housing market

A factor in the issues plaguing housing
There’s one less-noticed factor that is impacting the current shortage of cheap service labor and affordable housing: the education level of immigrants is rising. It’s important to note that there’s nothing wrong with this, but people should be prepared for this shift.
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IBM to buy Promontory Financial Group; plans to bring AI to regulatory compliance

Dealing with regulations just went next-gen
Regulatory compliance is about to take a leap into the 21st century, and beyond, as IBM announced that it plans to acquire Promontory Financial Group. The purpose of the acquisition? To combine the financial regulatory experience that resides within Promontory with Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system to build a comprehensive service, to help financial institutions comply with their regulatory requirements.
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Maxine Waters: I'm going to move forward to break up Wells Fargo

Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee vows to break up bank
Throughout Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s rough day in front of the House Financial Services Committee, multiple representatives called for the bank to be broken up, suggesting that the megabank is simply too big to manage effectively. But as the hearing neared its conclusion, the ranking member of the committee, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., went beyond her fellow representatives’ calls to break up Wells Fargo, stating that she is going to actually move to break up the bank.
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New York announces new requirements for maintenance of zombie homes

New regulation will hold lenders and mortgage servicers "accountable"
The state of New York is taking its fight against zombies homes to the next level, as the state announced a series of new regulations for mortgage lenders and servicers that aim to hold the companies “accountable” for the maintenance of abandoned foreclosures.
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Here's how the new overtime labor law will change the housing industry

Salaried employees making less than $47K must be compensated for anything over 40 hours
Starting Dec. 1, 2016, overtime will have a whole new meaning since the White Collar Exemption salary threshold is about to jump by more than 100%. There’s just over two months until this law goes into effect, and with the housing industry projected to boom up to $2 trillion this year, the need for overtime isn’t going away anytime soon. Something will have to give.
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NYDFS reportedly looking into Caliber Home Loans

Inquiry seeks information on handling of delinquent mortgages
The New York Department of Financial Services is reportedly looking into how Caliber Home Loans handles distressed mortgages and the lender’s origination practices for borrowers with less-than-perfect credit profiles.
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Fannie Mae sells $20.3m NPLs to familiar non-profit

Frequent buyer snaps up deeply delinquent mortgages
Fannie Mae broke with tradition recently when it announced plans to sell a pool of non-performing loans through its “Community Impact Pool” program to a private equity firm, rather than the non-profits, small investors and minority- and women-owned businesses it is designed to target. But in its fifth Community Impact Pool sale, Fannie Mae is turning back to a non-profit, and a familiar one at that.
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Got tough questions about the CFPB's 900-page mortgage-servicing rule?

HousingWire gets you the answers
Hurry! This webinar is this afternoon at 1 CST! For those wondering if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage-servicing rule is published in the Federal Register yet, the answer is no. This gives the industry a little bit of extra time to digest all the details that are in the final rule. Luckily, HousingWire is hosting a Q&A expert webinar to make sure you have all the information you need to fully comply with the rule and properly conduct business.
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It's official: Fannie Mae moves to open credit box with trended credit data

Desktop Underwriter 10.0 arrives
After much anticipation, this weekend marked the official launch of Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Version 10.0, implementing the long-awaited use of trended credit. So what’s with the big hype around trended credit data? For starters, it's a game-changer for borrowers, helping them obtain greater access to mortgage credit.
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FTC permanently bans more mortgage relief scammers

More punishment from sweeping mortgage modification fraud investigation
For the second time this month, the Federal Trade Commission announced that one of the subjects of a sweeping enforcement action from 2014 is permanently banned from operating in the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business.
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