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Goldman Sachs: Mortgage interest rates will rise to 5.5% by 2019

Current 30-year mortgage rate is approximately 4.15%
The most recent data from Freddie Mac shows that the average interest rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is around 4.15%, but interest rates are going to increase by a significant margin over the next few years, analysts from Goldman Sachs said in a new report. Here are the details.
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Better Mortgage raises $15 million to fund expansion

Series B funding includes Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins, Pine Brook
Since launching in roughly one year ago, online mortgage lender Better Mortgage funded more than $500 million in loans, and now the company plans to expand thanks to a $15 million round of funding. The company announced recently that it completed Series B funding from three investors, including Goldman Sachs, which is increasing its investment in the online lender.
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It's official: Steven Mnuchin sworn in as Treasury Secretary

Senate approves former OneWest exec for cabinet post in largely partisan vote
Despite all the bluster, attempted parliamentary maneuvering, and name-calling from the Democratic party, the Senate voted Monday evening to approve Steven Mnuchin to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. As expected, the Senate approved Mnuchin in a partisan vote of 53-47, with one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, splitting from his party and voting with the Republican majority.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: An "inside" look at Gary Cohn's role in Trump administration

New York papers run competing profiles of former Goldman Sachs exec
Two of New York's biggest newspapers happened to publish competing (and somewhat similar) articles over the weekend that delve into the growing role within the Trump administration of Gary Cohn, the White House National Economic Council Director and a former top executive at Goldman Sachs. So what is Cohn's role? The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are happy to tell you more.
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3 reasons why Goldman Sachs is shifting its economic outlook

Trump Effect ends before it even began?
The Trump Effect surged across the country as the new president took office with plans of financial stimulus and lower regulation. However, just one month into the new administration, Goldman Sachs economists are losing hope. Here are three reasons why the company is shifting its predictions.
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Gary Cohn: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform will be high on Mnuchin's agenda

Maybe GSE reform will happen quickly after all?
Despite Fitch Ratings’ analysts suggesting recently that reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be slowed by the Trump administration’s other legislative efforts, one of President Trump’s top economic advisors said Friday that Fannie and Freddie reform will be high on Steve Mnuchin’s agenda once he is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
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Goldman Sachs reaches $100 million in consumer relief in $5 billion settlement

Still a long way to go to reach consumer relief requirement of $1.8 billion
Goldman Sachs is progressing in the consumer relief obligations that are part of the $5 billion settlement reached in April over toxic mortgage bonds, the settlement’s monitor said in a new report. The report showed that Goldman Sachs passed the $100 million mark on its way to the $1.8 billion in consumer relief it's required to provide as part of the settlement.
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Goldman Sachs investing and lending takes a hit in 2016

Decreases by 25% annually
Goldman Sachs reported its earnings early Wednesday morning, showing that while revenues are still up from last year, it is struggling in several areas. One of those areas includes its investing and lending sector, which decreased 25% in 2016 compared to the previous year. But that isn’t the only sector in the company that saw significant losses.
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Democrats want "victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine" to testify at Treasury nominee hearing

25 senators call for OneWest customers to speak at Mnuchin's hearing
Senate Democrats recently began collecting complaints from consumers about Steve Mnuchin and OneWest Bank in preparation for Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. What wasn’t known at the time is what exactly the Democrats planned to do with those complaints. But Friday, the Democrats showed their hand, asking the leadership of the Senate Committee on Finance to allow “victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine” to testify at Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing.
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Steve Mnuchin, Trump Treasury pick, to face Senate on Jan. 19

Former Goldman Sachs, OneWest Bank exec likely to be grilled by Democrats
On Friday, the Senate Committee on Finance announced that the confirmation hearing for Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Democrats are expected to grill Mnuchin for his time with OneWest Bank, which was accused of redlining and illegal foreclosure activities under his leadership.
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