Capital Economics on mortgage apps: Nowhere to go but up

Capital Economics on mortgage apps: Nowhere to go but up

Fundamentals point to upswing over the long haul

JPMorgan Chase: Hold the phone on those DOJ robo-signing charges

Claims DOJ misrepresented settlement agreement

Here’s how much mortgage servicing Altisource Residential is offloading

SEC filing reveals contract details with BSI Financial and Fay Servicing
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MKM Partners recommends stock buys on these two mortgage insurers

Sees strong fundamentals for investors in MGIC, Radian
Trey Garrison
MKM Partners sees potential -- strong potential -- for investors in mortgage insurers, owing to where they see the housing industry going. Here's what they're saying.
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Capital Economics on mortgage apps: Nowhere to go but up

Fundamentals point to upswing over the long haul
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates finished February flat after a very down run through the bulk of the month. While some are concerned, here are a few reasons other analysts are much more optimistic.
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At long last: ING completes exit from disastrous US business ventures

Completes divestment of Voya Financial
Ben Lane
With the sale of 45.6 million shares of Voya Financial, ING Group announced Wednesday that its exit from the U.S. retirement, investment and insurance business is complete. ING agreed to divest itself from Voya at the direction of the European Commission, as part of its bailout of ING.
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Early soundings suggest slowing job creation in February

ADP, Gallup point to potential slowing
Trey Garrison
Two early metrics suggest job creation slowed in February. Here’s why.
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Mortgage applications hold the line

Last week of February sees a stop to declines
Trey Garrison
After three weeks of steady declines, mortgage applications held steady in final week of the month. Here’s what happened.
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JPMorgan Chase: Hold the phone on those DOJ robo-signing charges

Claims DOJ misrepresented settlement agreement
Ben Lane
JPMorgan Chase is pushing back at the Department of Justice’s claims that it admitted to misfiling more than 50,000 payment change notices in bankruptcy courts that were “improperly signed, under penalty of perjury, by persons who had not reviewed the accuracy of the notices.” According to Chase Vice President and Head of External Communications Jason Lobo, Chase made no such admissions, despite agreeing to the settlement.
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Here’s how much mortgage servicing Altisource Residential is offloading

SEC filing reveals contract details with BSI Financial and Fay Servicing
Ben Lane
Last month, HousingWire reported that Altisource Residential agreed to separate mortgage servicing contracts with two vendors, Fay Servicing and BSI Financial Services. What wasn’t known at the time was just how much servicing Altisource would be transferring, but a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the size of the contracts.
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Accenture LOS update brings lenders closer to online mortgages

New release includes e-signature technology
Brena Swanson
Accenture introduced the latest update to its loan origination system, Loan Fulfillment Center, by Accenture Mortgage Cadence, helping lenders in the industry get closer to an entirely web-based mortgage process.
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Fidelity increases stake in LandCastle Title

Total cost of bailout rises to $22 million
Ben Lane
It turns out that $19 million wasn’t enough to cover the shortages in the escrow accounts of LandCastle Title. Fidelity National Financial disclosed that it funneled an additional $3 million to LandCastle in the fourth quarter, and acquired an additional 5% stake in LandCastle, bringing its total bailout to $22 million.
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House Committee grills Cordray on QM, mortgage regulations

Republicans still want more accountability, Democrats push back
Trey Garrison
CFPB Director Richard Cordray made his semi-annual appearance before Congress, and it was everything you think it would be. Here's the story.
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