CFPB secures $27.7 million judgment against foreclosure relief scammers

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CFPB, DOJ take action against Provident Funding for discriminatory lending

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WATCH: Former Wells Fargo CEO rails against regulatory burdens

This stunts America’s growth
Brena Swanson
While America should be growing faster, the wrong mix of fiscal and monetary policies is smothering any room for potential growth, especially when it comes to Dodd-Frank bank reforms.
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GDP contracts 0.7% reinforcing weak start to 1Q

Economists remain optimistic
Brena Swanson
Friday's second estimate revealed further truth behind how tough the start of the year was, with the economy contracting 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015. Could this be the start of a recession?
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Impac first-quarter origination volume skyrockets 106%

Acquisition of CashCall boosts profits
Brena Swanson
Impac mortgage turned around its financial situation in its latest first-quarter earnings report. Key drivers of the growth? For starters, higher origination volume.
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PulteGroup 1Q net income drops to $55 million

Sells fewer homes in Northeast
Brena Swanson
PulteGroup’s latest earnings surprisingly slid after home sales fell 28% in the pricey U.S. Northeast due to construction delays.
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FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is leaving g-fees largely alone but it is revising requirements for private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans either owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here's the rundown.
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Mortgage lending and finance industry get boost in housing regulatory reform bills

House passes slate of bipartisan bills to ease burden, encourage homebuying
Trey Garrison
The home lending and mortgage finance industry saw big gains this week on Capitol Hill, as a number of bipartisan bills from the House Financial Services Committee were passed during “Financial Independence Week.” Here's the rundown on the goods.
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Former FDIC chair unleashes sharp critique of Fannie, Freddie treatment

William Isaac says Treasury sweep of profits puts taxpayers at risk
Trey Garrison
The sweep of Freddie and Fannie profits to Treasury puts taxpayers at a great risk of having to bailout the GSEs if, as FHFA's OIG suggests, profitability goes south. The latest sounding the warning? The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Think he's right?
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KBRA: Connection between rates, mortgage lending seems broken

Signs still positive for housing, home prices
Trey Garrison
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency is swimming against the current as of Monday. Despite the widespread bad news that kicked off 2015, the company is optimistic. Here's why.
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Does the housing finance industry have a short memory?

Congressional Republicans, securitizers nod in agreement
Trey Garrison
Some people on both the government side and the investment side are starting to wonder whether housing finance is heading down a path that takes it back to 2006. Here's what they're saying.
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GAO: Rampant misconduct among senior HUD officials ran deep

House subcommittee hears evidence of violations, cover-up attempts
Trey Garrison
There have been serious violations of ethical, lobbying and hiring violations at the Department of Housing & Urban Development, and senior HUD officials have been involved in efforts to cover it up. Here’s what investigators have to say.
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