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Mr. Frank goes back to Washington

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KBW, FBR relatively bullish on mortgage originations

Expectations down from start of 2014 but optimistic on 2Q bounce
July 21, 2014
Despite a rough start to 2014, two major research and analysis firms are bullish on mortgage banking despite diminished expectations for overall volumes in 2014.
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Financial trades oppose making unvetted CFPB complaints public

MBA, NAFCU say proposal would cause more harm than good
July 18, 2014
Two leading banking trade groups are not pleased with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to make public unverified consumer complaints against financial institutions.
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Wells Fargo originations up 31%, executive excitement not

Results defy industry trends
July 11, 2014
Despite beating analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings, Wells Fargo executives are less than thrilled about the origination results. But not everyone in the industry shares that opinion.
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Millennial housing problems hit MBA's Stevens close to home

Even those who can buy won’t buy
July 11, 2014
Top housing expert and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association doesn’t have to look too far to see the impact of the financial crisis on millennials, with his own daughter choosing to forgo buying a home right now.
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New-home purchase applications dip slightly

Fall by 5% in June
July 10, 2014
Mortgage applications for new-home purchases fell by 5% compared to the previous month, while new single-family home sales ticked higher.
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Mortgage applications reverse decline, tick up 1.9%

After weeks of heavy declines activity picks up
July 9, 2014
Mortgage applications halted their ongoing downward trend, with applications rising 1.9% from one week earlier.
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Mortgage credit slightly more available in June

FHA, VA loosening LTV, credit score criteria drives index up
July 8, 2014
Mortgage credit loosened somewhat in June as a result of a slight expansion of lender criteriafor minimum credit scores and maximum loan-to-value ratios in FHA and VA loans.
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Mortgage application decline continues after last week’s free-fall

Purchase index plunges 16% year-over-year
July 2, 2014
A week after a free-fall of 9.2%, mortgage applications continued their decline with a 0.2% decrease from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage applications survey for the week ending June 27, 2014.
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Compass Point puts it out there: Mortgage banking will improve in 2Q

Optimism tempered with data isn’t easy to swallow, or to ignore
June 27, 2014
Compass Point Research & Trading analysts aren’t letting the really bad, horrible news from the first quarter get them down. They are stating it definitively – mortgage banking results in the second quarter will be better.
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MBA partners with Operation HOPE to reach lower-income homebuyers

Stevens: Responsible, sustainable ownership to get renters on owner track
June 27, 2014
The Mortgage Bankers Association is entering an alliance with Operation HOPE to help lower-income Americans learn more about opportunities available to them to own a home without getting in over their heads.
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