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Neat Capital unveils digital mortgage platform, acquires Whole Loan Solutions

Boasts 12-day loan closings
Neat Capital, a Boulder, Colorado-based fintech mortgage lender that focuses on jumbo loans, announced that it launched a digital mortgage platform that offers “fast, transparent, and painless loan approvals” and boasts average loan closing times of 12 days. But that’s not all the company news of the day. Neat Capital also announced that it acquired Whole Loan Solutions.
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The long journey ahead for tax reform and what it means for housing

Finally, some details on the proposed plan
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn revealed the Trump administration’s tax plan on Wednesday. So what exactly does the industry know so far? Well, for starters, tax reform, including housing-related tax reform, still has a long road ahead. Even with scarce details, housing associations gave their initial assessments of how the tax reform changes would impact the housing market and homebuyers.
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Mnuchin declares support for Republican Dodd-Frank replacement

Mnuchin: The existing regulatory system is limiting our economy
The Financial CHOICE Act, the Republican-crafted replacement for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, took its first official steps towards becoming law on Wednesday. And as the bill moves through the legislative process, it will do so with the support of Steven Mnuchin, the secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
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SEC, Delaware accuse mortgage loan officer of running Ponzi scheme

Matthew Krimm charged with dozens of counts of fraud
A Delaware mortgage loan officer ran a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than $1.69 million out of investors who thought they were investing in a “highly successful” mortgage business, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Delaware Department of Justice claim in new legal filings.
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Mnuchin: White House to negotiate 15% corporate tax rate

Here is what is in the tax plan
Wednesday is a big day for the Trump administration. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn unveiled their much-anticipated tax reform plan. But first, Mnuchin gave a sneak preview of what to expect in an interview Wednesday morning.
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Credit rating agencies ding Ocwen over CFPB, state regulator charges

S&P, Fitch, Moody’s, Morningstar take action on nonbank’s ratings
In the wake of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a growing group of state regulators accusing Ocwen Financial of widespread mortgage servicing issues, S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings, and Morningstar each released updated views of Ocwen, with each agency’s analysts stating that Ocwen’s recent regulatory troubles could have dire long-term consequences for the company.
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