The data leak at Municipal Bond Insurance Association, the nation’s largest bond insurer, compromised the data of thousands of local U.S. government entities. Now there are charges the company knew about the breach, but did nothing at first.
Due to a misconfiguration in a company Web server on Monday, Municipal Bond Insurance Association, the nation’s largest bond insurer, exposed countless customer account numbers, balances and other sensitive data, according to the same security firm that called the Home Depot data breach.
Lender Flagstar Bank doesn’t exactly personify the old ‘phoenix rising from the ashes’ story line, but it’s pretty close. With most rep and warrants litigation behind it, the firm's stock is gaining traction in the eyes of at least one analyst group.
Monoline insurer MBIA managed to distance itself from loans tied to the bankruptcy estates of Residential Funding Co., Residential Cap and GMAC. The company sold its interest in claims against the firms this week.
It’s been a rough few years for bond insurer MBIA, but after settling legacy mortgage-backed securities litigation with Bank of America and Société Générale, the bond insurer assured investors this week in a securities filing that all major doubts about the firm’s future are over.
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more..
Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with. Read More
As our business moves into a new era of low profitability, increased expenses, and intense regulatory scrutiny, virtually every mortgage executive needs to experiment with ways to increase productivity and CFPB compliance while reducing overall operating costs. Read More