CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

Data collection essential for effective financial regs, spokesman tells HW

NMS Monitor: Is the 30-year mortgage the best product?

Challenges attendees at ABS East to “do something better"

Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

HUD secretary warns American Dream remains out of reach
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Articles by Ben Lane

NMS Monitor: Is the 30-year mortgage the best product?

Challenges attendees at ABS East to “do something better"
Ben Lane
"Believe it or not, and this is worth the price of your admission right here, the 30-year mortgage is not a constitutional or human right,” National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joseph Smith told ABS East attendees. "I challenge you to do something better, to help borrowers own their houses faster."
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Single-family rental bonds are here to stay

ABS East panel: Asset class will continue to grow
Ben Lane
During an ABS East panel on REO-to-rental securitizations, the panelist agreed that the asset class is here to stay. “The demand for these types of loans is very, very encouraging,” Colony American Finance's Beth O’Brien said. “This isn’t quite as new as it sounds.”
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Single GSE bond is coming, but when?

FHFA, GSEs provide update at ABS East
Ben Lane
“The CSP is a very important goal of the enterprises,” FHFA Senior Associate Director Robert Fishman said. “We have made real progress on the software build, but development will continue for quite a while. This is not a done deal.”
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Financial Stability director: SIFI designation is not “too big to fail”

Pinschmidt: “That’s just plain wrong”
Ben Lane
During the Monday keynote address at ABS East in Miami, Patrick Pinschmidt, the deputy assistant secretary and executive director of the FSOC, said that the SIFI designation is designed to bring additional oversight of nonbanks in an attempt to mitigate the impact of a nonbank’s potential failure on the country’s economy.
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ABS East: Lawsky has legacy MSRs “at a standstill”

No significant legacy MSR transfers since NYDFS froze Ocwen deal
Ben Lane
During a panel at ABS East, a massive conference on the securitization and secondary market taking place this week in Miami, one panelist said that the MSRs on the loans that make up the pre-crash residential mortgage-backed securitizations are “at a standstill,” without an end in sight.
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This chart proves mortgage credit availability isn’t improving

Isn't get worse, either
Ben Lane
“We think tight mortgage credit and weak demand for mortgage credit are key driving forces behind the slow growth recovery story and the positive technical story for securitized products,” BofAML’s Chris Flanagan, Gregory Fitter and Mao Ding said in the new Securitization Weekly Overview.
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What to expect at ABS East

Massive securitization market conference brings thousands to Miami
Ben Lane
“ABS East 2014 will provide comprehensive coverage on the revival and strengthening of the US securitization market, along with what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitization to the real economy,” conference organizer Information Management Network said.
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CoesterVMS upgrades Encompass integration

Cloud Control System now available as native application
Ben Lane
"Our development team has taken the time to build an integration that is years ahead of anything else on the market," said Brian Coester, CEO of CoesterVMS. "Our goal is to provide unprecedented means of efficiency to the mortgage origination process. This integration does that and more."
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Progress Residential prices first REO-to-rental securitization

Pricing beginning to normalize in burgeoning asset class
Ben Lane
In a sign that the REO-to-rental securitization market is beginning to normalize, Progress Residential 2014-SFR1 priced similarly to the last REO-to-rental securitization, American Residential Properties’ $342.67 million securitization.
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KPMG adds Larry Walker as managing director

Joins mortgage and consumer lending group
Ben Lane
“Larry’s unique background combining top level hands-on mortgage industry operational and consulting experience is indispensable to our clients as they seek critical assistance navigating the complex mortgage and consumer lending market,” said Mark Twerdok, KPMG partner.
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