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Supreme Court to consider Miami's predatory lending suit against Bank of America, Wells Fargo

Won't decide case, but could rule on city's ability to sue for lending discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments during its next term on whether the city of Miami can sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for alleged predatory lending. The city sued the megabanks in 2013, accusing the banks of "disproportionately placing vulnerable, underserved minority borrowers in loans they cannot afford."
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Bank of America, Citigroup brace for annual stress tests

History of failure so far
Both of these banks failed the stress tests a combined total of five times. The annual tests could even be holding the banks back from giving more $$$ to their shareholders. While banks such as Wells Fargo seem to be going fine, others, such as Bank of America and Citigroup, just can’t seem to catch on.
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Trailblazer: Caliber Home Loans markets first non-prime mortgage bond

Can only get single-A, for now
There are pros and cons to this deal. Nearly half of the borrowers in the deal show a prior credit event, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure. However, the average borrower holds $230,000 in liquid reserves. And Fitch said there are some concerns on the issuer side as well, which limited the strength of the rating. The highest pool is single-A.
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MBA: Mortgage credit still getting tighter

Low-down mortgages not boosting closings
The mortgage credit box tightened for the third month in a row, except this time, contrary to previous months, all four indices tightened. This is despite efforts to promote 3% down programs to loosen mortgage credit. Freddie Mac's vice president of affordable lending and access to credit explains what the hold-up is, and why conditions continue to tighten.
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Wells Fargo now offers 3% down payment mortgages

Allows FICO scores as low as 620
Wells Fargo is answering calls in the industry to expand the credit box. Not only did the bank announce it now offers a down payment of as little as 3% for fixed-rate mortgages, but it is accepting mortgages with a FICO score as low as 620. Here's how Greg Gwizdz, executive vice president of national retail sales with Wells Fargo, said the bank is making this program work.
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OCC terminates Wells Fargo's mortgage servicing restrictions

Fined $70 million civil money penalty
The OCC announced on Wednesday that it lifted the mortgage serving requirements on Wells Fargo now that it is in compliance with the requirements of the Independent Foreclosure Review. Wells Fargo is the most recent bank in a group of six to have its requirements lifted. But Wells Fargo didn’t come out of this unscathed and must pay a $70 million civil money penalty for previous violations of the order.
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Ocwen cleared of wrongdoing in multibillion dollar mortgage bond fight

Faced allegations of negligence from bond investors, including BlackRock, Pimco
Early in 2015, a group of mortgage bond investors that reportedly included BlackRock, MetLife, and Pimco accused Ocwen Financial of violating its duties as a mortgage servicer by failing to properly collect payments on $82 billion of home loans, thereby costing the investors $26 billion. Now, after a yearlong independent investigation found no evidence of the litany of allegations made by the investors, Ocwen is off the hook.
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Wells Fargo to investors: This is how digital lending makes us profitable

CFO lists future plans
Established in 1852, Wells Fargo is now the largest mortgage lender in the country and is one of the first pioneers to bring digital into the mortgage process. John Shrewsberry, Wells Fargo senior executive vice president, chief financial officer, presented the bank’s financial situation at its investor day on Tuesday, shedding light into how the bank plans to thrive moving forward. One major key to its success: Digital innovation.
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