Items Tagged with 'Bank of America'


Bank of America doubles down on 3% down mortgages without insurance

Expands "Affordable Loan Solution" for low- and moderate-income homebuyers
Earlier this year, Bank of America, in partnership with Freddie Mac and Self-Help Ventures Fund, began offering mortgages that only required consumers to put down 3% and did not require the consumers to obtain mortgage insurance either. Bank of America said Thursday that the "Affordable Loan Solution" program is proving so successful in its first few months that the bank is doubling its annual commitment to the program – from $500 million to $1 billion.
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Bank of America earnings boosted by increase in mortgage banking

Improves mortgage servicing and lending
Bank of America earnings increased from last year and last quarter. The bank’s decreased expenses can be credited in part by the reduced costs of mortgage servicing. Several reports also put the primary earnings surge down to rising income from fixed securities trading, primarily in the bond market.
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PHH takes another hit as BofA Merrill Lynch pulls mortgage servicing portfolio

Bank of America terminates agreement without cause
It only took a little more than six months for Bank of America Merrill Lynch to decide to pull the rest of its mortgage servicing business from PHH Mortgage Corp., marking another devastating blow for the company. Effective March 31, 2017, PHH will no longer provide private label origination services on behalf of Merrill Lynch.
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HSBC yanks massive PHH mortgage servicing portfolio

PHH's subservicing portfolio will be cut by nearly 30%
It appears that PHH Corp. is dealing with a subservicing problem on its hands. For the second time in four months, the company is about to lose a large portion of its mortgage portfolio. The details this time around seem all too familiar.
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DOJ again rebuked in effort to enforce massive BofA 'Hustle' mortgage fine

Billion-dollar settlement for Countrywide home loans denied
Needless to say, the federal government probably isn’t too happy with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit right now. That's because for the second time in three months, the Second Circuit rebuked an effort by the government to extract one of the largest fines to come out of the housing crisis.
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Mortgage bond investors finally get paid $8.5 billion Countrywide settlement

Five-year wait to receive settlement funds is over
Last month, mortgage bond investors moved one step closer to ending their five-year wait for their money from an $8.5 billion settlement involving Bank of America, mortgages originated by its Countrywide unit, and the Bank of New York Mellon. At the time, a report suggested that the aggrieved bondholders would receive their money in June, and according to a new report from Fitch Ratings, that’s exactly what happened.
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Supreme Court to consider Miami's predatory lending suit against Bank of America, Wells Fargo

Won't decide case, but could rule on city's ability to sue for lending discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments during its next term on whether the city of Miami can sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for alleged predatory lending. The city sued the megabanks in 2013, accusing the banks of "disproportionately placing vulnerable, underserved minority borrowers in loans they cannot afford."
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Bank of America, Citigroup brace for annual stress tests

History of failure so far
Both of these banks failed the stress tests a combined total of five times. The annual tests could even be holding the banks back from giving more $$$ to their shareholders. While banks such as Wells Fargo seem to be going fine, others, such as Bank of America and Citigroup, just can’t seem to catch on.
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