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  • Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Quicken Loans, others want DTI requirement eliminated from QM lending rules

    Coalition of massive lenders, trade groups call on CFPB to change QM rules
    Four of the largest mortgage lenders in the country are leading a coalition that is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make to changes to the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule. Specifically, the group, which includes Bank of America, Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo, and Caliber Home Loans, wants the CFPB to do away with the QM rule’s debt-to-income ratio requirement.
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  • Good news for the mortgage business: Nearly all homebuyers are happy they stopped renting

    Bank of America survey reveals insight into homebuyers’ attitudes towards owning
    Despite recent data from Freddie Mac showing that more than 80% of renters view renting as more affordable than buying a home, new data from Bank of America shows that the vast majority of renters who made the plunge into homeownership have no regrets about their decision.
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  • NY attorney general opposes Ditech sale, announces investigation into reverse mortgage business

    Files brief with court claiming unlawful abuse of homeowners’ rights
    As the battle over Ditech's bankruptcy and subsequent sale of its mortgage channels rages on, New York’s top legal officer is weighing in. Attorney General Letitia James filed a brief in court this week expressing her objection to Ditech’s bankruptcy plan on the grounds that it fails to protect borrowers in foreclosure. "Ditech's action is an illegal attempt to strip hundreds of homeowners of their legitimate claims," James said.
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  • Housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America gets green light

    Judge denies motion to dismiss
    A federal judge in Maryland denied a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management by the National Fair Housing Alliance, 19 fair housing organizations and two homeowners for alleged fair housing violations. According to the judge, the facts presented allow for a “reasonable inference that the defendants violated anti-discrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act.”
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  • Bank of America claims Ditech's sale of RMS "threatens to abandon" elderly reverse mortgage borrowers

    Files official objection to the terms of the deal court
    Ditech Holdings announced last month that it had entered into an agreement to sell its reverse mortgage business, but now one of its big-named clients is formally objecting to the sale. Bank of America, which has a reverse mortgage servicing agreement with Ditech subsidiary Reverse Mortgage Solutions, filed a motion in court Thursday objecting to the deal as it currently stands, claiming that it “threatens to abandon the thousands of elderly borrowers” whose reverse mortgages are being serviced by RMS.
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  • Planet Home Lending appoints new chief operating officer

    Suzy Lindblom has four decades of mortgage industry experience
    Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, recently appointed Suzy Lindblom as the company’s new chief operating officer. Lindborn, who previously served the company as its executive vice president of national operations, will be taking over for former COO Michael Kula as he heads to retirement.
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  • Bank of America raises minimum wage to $17 per hour

    Bank plans to boost wages to $20 per hour by 2021
    When Bank of America’s employees received their bi-weekly paychecks this week, the lowest dollar amount that any of them earned per hour was $17 after the bank officially increased its minimum hourly wage from $15 to $17 this month.
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  • Bank of America is raising its minimum wage to $20

    Announces pay raise day before congressional hearing on big bank behavior
    Bank of America plans to raise the minimum wage of its 205,000 employees this year, eventually boosting it to $20 per hour within the next two years. CEO Brian Moynihan said Tuesday on MSNBC that the bank will increase pay to $17 per hour starting May 1st, climbing incrementally until it lands at $20 in 2021.
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