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  • Federal Reserve fines Citigroup $8.6 million for mortgage document issues

    Employees allegedly signed documents without knowing what was in them
    A major U.S. bank is being fined over sloppy mortgage documentation practices and no, it’s not Wells Fargo. The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it fined CitiGroup $8.6 million over the “deficient execution and notarization of certain mortgage-related affidavits” by its subsidiary CitiFinancial.
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  • Citi appoints new mortgage leadership team

    Promotes three of its own into new roles
    Earlier this year, Citigroup revealed that it was looking for a new person to run its U.S. mortgage business as the bank signaled it was moving back into mortgages. That move, and others, were seen as an indication that Citi may be moving back into the mortgage business, and now, the bank has identified the team that will lead its mortgage resurgence.
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  • Citi posts job to run its U.S. mortgage operation

    Job responsibilities include “successful completion of mortgage transformation”
    Citigroup has been going through a significant shift in its mortgage business over the last few years, including moving completely away from mortgage servicing and scaling back its lending operation as well. And now, the bank is looking for a new leader of its U.S. mortgage business.
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  • Wells Fargo, Citi, Chase results show 2017 will be a down year for big bank mortgages

    A deep dive into the mortgage business at the big banks
    Market observers were already predicting that 2017 would be a rough year for mortgages, at least compared to 2016. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that when Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase reported their financial results for the first half of the year mortgages were not a significant driver of revenue. But a deeper dive into the big banks’ results shows 2017 will not be kind to mortgages, for the big banks at least.
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  • Citi mortgage originations slashed in half in second quarter

    Continues to exit mortgage servicing
    To no surprise, Citigroup continued to pull away from mortgages, as shown in its latest second-quarter earnings. According to its earnings released early Friday morning, mortgage originations plummeted by more than half. The bank still performed well overall, with its EPS and revenue beating expectations.
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  • Citigroup continues moving away from mortgages as originations plummet

    Nearly finished with exit from mortgage servicing
    Citigroup first-quarter earnings show that the bank is continuing to move further and further away from mortgages and into other lines of business. According to information released Thursday by the bank, Citi’s residential first mortgage originations plummeted in the first quarter, dropping from $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2017.
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  • Here's how and why CitiMortgage is leaving mortgage servicing

    A deeper dive into a complex deal
    CitiMortgage surprised few in the housing business on Monday when it announced that it agreed to a massive mortgage servicing rights deal with New Residential Investment and Nationstar Mortgage. As it often is with deals of this type, the devil is in the details. And one of the details of this deal is that the MSR sale is a precursor to CitiMortgage completely exiting the mortgage servicing business. Here’s a breakdown of how the deal works, and why Citi plans to leave mortgage servicing behind.
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  • CitiMortgage exits mortgage servicing business

    Nationstar anticipates subservicing up to $97 billion
    CitiMortgage announced Monday morning that it plans to exit mortgage servicing, thanks in part to an agreement with New Residential Investment and Nationstar. The agreement will see the mortgage servicing rights for $97 billion in unpaid principal balance transferred from Citi to Nationstar.
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  • Citi keeps moving away from the mortgage business

    Credit cards are where it's at
    Citicorp net income increased to $3.5 billion, from $2.8 billion in the prior year period, primarily driven by the higher revenues as well as lower operating expenses and lower cost of credit. However, this isn't due to expansion in the mortgage market.
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