Items Tagged with 'mortgage-backed securities'


Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: No-down mortgages making a comeback?

No, they aren't
Are zero-down mortgages making a comeback? Plus, Commerzbank sued four U.S. banks, claiming that they failed to properly monitor billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities acquired by the German lender before the 2008 financial crisis. And, which seven movies tell the real story of the housing crisis? All that and more in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Citigroup sued over billions in mortgage debt losses

PIMCO, other investors file lawsuit
Top banks are still dealing with the aftermath of the financial crisis. In the most recent court battle, Pacific Investment Management Co and other investors have sued Citigroup over the bank's alleged failure to properly monitor toxic securities backed by more than $13.8 billion in mortgage loans.
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SEC, U.S. Attorney charge three former Nomura RMBS traders with fraud

Allegedly repeatedly lied to customers, trained junior traders to do the same
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut are charging three former Nomura Securities International residential mortgage-backed securities traders with fraud, accusing the trio of “repeatedly lying” to customers about the pricing information of mortgage bonds and defrauding customers of millions of dollars.
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Ginnie Mae changes issuer requirements

Rule changes address regulatory issues, mergers, ownership changes
Citing an increase in the volume and complexity of requests for business status change approvals from its issuers, Ginnie Mae announced Tuesday a series of changes to its requirements. Click here to read Ginnie Mae's new rules.
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Ex-Fifth Third banker starts mortgage-bond hedge fund

Cincinnati Business Courier takes a look at Mariemont Capital
Meet Kevin Taylor. In 2013, he left his position running mortgage-backed securities trading desk at Fifth Third Bank to start Mariemont Capital. And according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Taylor is finding success investing in residential mortgage bonds and delivering big returns for his investors.
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Deutsche Bank, MassMutual settle RMBS lawsuit

Federal judge okays motion to dismiss, terms not disclosed
A Deutsche Bank unit and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. reached a settlement over residential mortgage-backed securities, with a federal judge signing off on the undisclosed terms Thursday.
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Nomura found liable for selling toxic mortgages to Fannie, Freddie

Judge: Magnitude of falsity “enormous”
A federal judge ruled Monday that Nomura Holdings misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when it made false representations about the quality of mortgages that were used to back $2 billion in securities it sold to the GSEs. The judge said the “magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous."
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