Speaking at a conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care in Chicago, Bernanke said that the market is so tight right now that he was unable to refinance his own home loan recently.
Also, newly released FOMC minutes from the 2008 reveal how the regulators misjudged the depth of the crisis at the beginning and stopped short of using the word "recession." Plus, did the FDIC close any banks in February?
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not step away from the office for long. Just days after finishing his last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, he announced he will be affiliated with the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will preside over his last Fed policy meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. During his tenure as chairman, he managed to surprise industry experts by helping stabilize the market and restoring investor confidence. Here's a look back at his heavily criticized days leading the Fed.
One hopes that what he pretended was a joke will follow Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke for the remainder of his days, and will be the one line accompanying his picture in some future textbook on what not to do.
This will be the first full week of trading and everyone’s eyes will be on the upcoming release of December job data and the unemployment rate, and whether the numbers support the Fed’s decision to start tapering monthly bond purchases. The monthly BLS jobs data is among the top metrics watched by the Fed when it considers how to steer monetary policy.
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more..
Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with. Read More
As our business moves into a new era of low profitability, increased expenses, and intense regulatory scrutiny, virtually every mortgage executive needs to experiment with ways to increase productivity and CFPB compliance while reducing overall operating costs. Read More