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.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
Legacy insurers are headed toward solid ground, with some experiencing their first full year of profitability since the housing crash. New entrants, meanwhile, are raising capital, entering the fray and gaining market share. Read More
First, I’m not suggesting totally yanking FICO or Vantage Scores or anything like that. What I am recommending is the adoption of other models that would equally, or even more effectively, determine who can repay a loan. Read More