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Wells Fargo ordered to pay $4 million for HELOC violations

NYDFS investigation shows falsified mortgage loan origination files
Ben Lane

Wells Fargo will pay a $4 million penalty after an investigation by the New York Department of Financial Services found that a former affiliate of the bank falsified mortgage loan origination files, made loans to customers that were secured by an interest in the borrower’s home, and committed other infractions in violation of New York State law.


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More homeowners using HELOCs to increase home value

Consumers regain confidence in America’s economy
Brena Swanson
Gone are the days of people irresponsibly using home equity lines of credit on superfluous items. Instead, a new report shows that the uptick in HELOC demand correlates to increased home value.
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Freddie Mac: Homeowner demand for home equity loans doubles

Refinance volume falls sharply
Brena Swanson
"While the share of borrowers that cashed-out some equity has increased considerably over the past year, the refinance volume has also fallen sharply," said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist.
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7 recommendations for CFPB to improve HMDA

Better measurements needed for home loans, mods, affordable housing
Trey Garrison
More than 40 California organizations join with the California Reinvestment Coalition in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act through greater transparency.
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Not all lenders think HELOCs are the next bubble

Rates set to reset, HELOC demand on the rise
Brena Swanson
As the wave of resets for home equity lines of credit continues to rise, many homeowners are left with higher monthly mortgage payments. But the industry is divided on the past and future problems that come with HELOCs.
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Credit nation? HELOCs up 20.6% year-over-year

Highest level of home equity loans since June 2009
Trey Garrison
A total of 797,865 home equity lines of credit were originated nationwide, up 20.6% from a year ago and the highest level since the 12 months ending June 2009, according to RealtyTrac.
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Are HELOCs the next big home credit product?

Borrower and investor demand rising
Brena Swanson
With the housing market recovering and home prices steadily increasing, one mortgage product is looking more and more appealing to borrowers. And the demand might not stop there, with investors hoping to jump on the bandwagon too.
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Regulators caution on potential home equity loan defaults

Brena Swanson
U.S. regulators warned banks to work with clients to avoid defaults on hundreds of billions of dollars of home equity lines of credit taken out during the financial crisis that will be due soon.
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Is the HELOC-backed RMBS coming back?

Banks looking for new ways to offer HELOC securitizations
Ben Lane
According to a Reuters report from earlier this month, originators are working to determine if HELOC securitizations are viable in today’s market.
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Wells Fargo redesigns HELOCs to save borrowers

Brena Swanson
Switching things up quite a bit, Wells Fargo announced it is revamping how it provides home equity lines of credit in an effort to prevent future payment shock issues.
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