The tension between regulators and those in the mortgage servicing space is colored by mistrust of motive, fear of overreaction, and the general worry that perhaps, in some cases, regulators don't fully understand the very industry under their aegis.
FBR Capital Markets take a detailed look at the world of MSRs – the regulations, the risks, and the rewards – especially given a hostile regulatory environment and questions about what else could be coming down from Capitol Hill.
The “regulator with zeal” heading New York’s Department of Financial Services says Ocwen Financial has a “number of potential conflicts of interest” with other public companies it’s dealing with, and he wants his questions answered.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
It’s a new world, and in this new world, data is more crucial than ever. Getting the best data possible, and then being able to interpret that data to improve performance, will be a competitive edge that no company in the mortgage finance space can do without in the current environment of volume contraction. Read More
Only seven or eight years ago, mortgage fraud was one of the top stories in the industry. It was quite common to see stories estimating losses in the millions, with some experts suggesting that these numbers were only the tip of the iceberg. Lenders and their partners scrambled to strengthen their fraud-prevention strategies. Read More