Fannie Mae is paying the U.S. Department of Treasury $7.2 billion, bringing its payments now to a level exceeding the total bailout it received. It still hasn't paid shareholders. It's unclear if it plans to. And it hasn't started paying back the bailout, either.
“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