In a giant sweep against foreclosure relief scammers, the CFPB, FTC and 15 states are filing a handful of lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more than $25 million in illegal advance fees with false promises to prevent foreclosures.
One of housing’s biggest financiers BlackRock plans to jump into the fight over the financial future of Detroit, lodging a court filing that could allow it to put its legal muscle behind an effort to help bondholders.
The Justice Department and other federal and state agencies are looking into bubble-era bank practices surrounding issuance of RMBS, going on what Clayton Holdings attorneys characterized as a "fishing expedition" in response to a government subpoena.
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