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CFPB plows ahead with public consumer complaint database

Industry vows to halt publishing unverified, anonymous gripes
Trey Garrison
The CFPB says publishing consumer complaints is a win-win for the industry and consumers. People in the industry aren't so sure. In fact, a war is brewing, and it is starting to get ugly.
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Which banks are positioned to capitalize on stress test results?

Deeper dive into Dodd-Frank stress test
Ben Lane
The country’s biggest banks are all well-positioned to survive a severe recession, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday. But which bank was the big winner?
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MBA Servicing: Why would anyone bother to do this anymore?

Regulations are choking the life out of this business
Trey Garrison
What's the word on everyone's mind at MBA Servicing 2015? Regulations. Why does it matter? Because the cure has become worse than the illness.
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Harvard study shows Dodd-Frank just made everything worse

Dodd-Frank? More like Dodd-Frankenstein
Trey Garrison
The Harvard Kennedy School of Business looked at Dodd-Frank and found that the cure sold by the snake oil salesmen — both in political office and the corner offices —was worse than the initial ailment.
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Is risk retention the least intrusive regulation?

Thoughts on Barney Frank's latest speech
Mark Fleming
The private sector should be free to innovate and the public sector should set rules that prevent the negative externalities with minimum impedance of the private sector. In my opinion, don’t fix what (the market) didn’t break.
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Barney Frank: Risk retention is enough to regulate mortgage lending

Housing policy need not include homeownership
Trey Garrison
Former Congressman Barney Frank told capital markets professionals at the largest structured finance industry event in years that Dodd-Frank is far from perfect, but it works. Here's what he'd change, and what he'd like to see expanded on.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The 4 shifts needed to boost new home sales

Castro to face grilling by House committee; ABS Vegas preview
Ben Lane
What four things do builders and developers need to do to boost new home sales? What's expected at ABS Vegas this week? And what kind of reception will HUD Secretary Julián Castro receive from the House Financial Services Committee this week? Those answers and more contained herein.
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HW exclusive: What does Barney Frank think of Dodd-Frank now?

Touts the CFPB, warns on risk retention
Trey Garrison
The man behind a bill that many in finance speak of only through clenched teeth, Dodd-Frank, walked into the lion’s den at the ABS convention in Las Vegas to serve as keynote speaker. HousingWire sits down for an exclusive interview.
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Mortgage Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

Bipartisan bill faces friendlier Senate environment
Trey Garrison
A bipartisan bill easing regulatory burdens on the mortgage finance industry was submitted to Congress today. Here's why it failed last Congress, and why it faces better prospects this time around.
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From HW Magazine

Senate flip

How much will Republicans actually do in the next two years?
HousingWire Staff
Some economists believe the Republican sweep of both the Senate and House will reduce gridlock, increase pro-business legislation, and perhaps even lead to tax and immigration reform. One thing’s for certain — Democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage are now dead in the water.
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