Now, the budget is moving on to the presidential office where President Obama is expected to sign it, based on prior indications of support. The signature of the president will ensure another government shutdown is averted.
Despite the ability of the U.S. to service its debts, recent events have changed the opinion of ratings firm DBRS. The company is now questioning the willingness of the country to meet its debt payments in a timely manner.
With the first major debt ceiling deadline right around the corner, central banks are testing their contingency plans to ensure they can keep the financial markets working if lawmakers fail to come to an agreement.
A prolonged economic slowdown in the U.S. would endanger the eurozone recovery — growth is already expected to be below 1%. But there are some bright spots. There is a feeling that a resolution to the shutdown is progressing.
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