Five years after the financial crisis, Bill Cosgrove, CEO of Union Home Mortgage, explained that once America made it through the financial crisis, it vowed to never go back to that same type of risky lending.
Ohio governor Ted Strickland on Monday announced non-binding agreements with nine key mortgage servicers over their loss mitigation efforts, touting the pact as a "historic day in the state of Ohio."
The Dayton Daily News, which originally reported on the agreements, said that Strickland was joined by Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association president Bill Cosgrove in announcing the new pacts between the state and key servicers.
From the report:
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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