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.
“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