Everything you need to know about the Johnson-Crapo bill. Also, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could have a trick up her sleeve for this week's FOMC meeting. Plus, what's the real reason the stock market tanked last week?
A bipartistan bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., aims to bring hidden financial information tied to big banking settlements into the light. Sen.Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is Warren's co-sponsor on the bill.
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.
Melvin Luther Watt quietly slid into his office as the first appointed director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the end of last year, in mid-December. Christmas was coming and the markets were in the middle of the harshest winter in years. As he took over the office of Acting Director Ed DeMarco — himself the unassuming lightning rod for the nation’s housing policy — Watt gave no indication of what he intended to do with his new position; arguably the most powerful job in mortgage finance..
Crowdfunding has swept through large verticals of consumer finance, including student loans and credit card debt. And so, naturally, in a market of rising property values, the real estate market is the latest frontier for crowd-based financing. Read More
Like oxygen, warehouse lending is one of the mortgage industry’s essential life-supporting elements. And fortunately, the warehouse segment is in much better health today than it was six years ago, as we are back up to around 70 warehouse lenders at my last count. Read More