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FINRA Sanctions Three Brokers Over CMO Sales

Long-time HW readers may recall an earlier brouhaha over failed Orange County, Calif.-based brokerage Brookstreet Securities Corp., and regulators' subsequent investigation into collateralized mortgage obligations, or CMOs; at the time, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it was probing individual brokerages over suitability concerns tied to CMOs.
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FINRA Warns on Reverse Mortgages

There aren't many areas of the mortgage origination business that are booming, but one area -- reverse mortgages -- has seen high growth despite the industry downturn. And it's now an area that financial experts are growing increasingly concerned about.
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Regulators Broaden Mortgage Probe: Were Retail Investors Playing with IO Strips?

Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Friday morning that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority -- FINRA for short -- is investigating securities brokerage firms' marketing and sale of collateralized mortgage obligations. HW readers may recall coverage of Orange County, Calif.-based Brookstreet Securities Corp., which went belly-up in June over bad CMO bets.
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