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  • Ginnie Mae to modernize its systems by 2020

    Makes plans to accept digital mortgages
    Ginnie Mae recently announced that it plans on giving its systems a major makeover, and hopes to complete its modernization by 2020. The agency said its mortgage-backed securities platform, while reliable, is in need of major upgrades. Here are the company’s plans for the next two years.
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  • RBS reaches $4.9 billion settlement with DOJ over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    Proposed settlement would be far less than originally estimated
    For the second time this year and at least the seventh time in recent memory, the Royal Bank of Scotland is about to cut a massive check as part of a settlement over the bank’s mortgage practices in the run-up to the housing crisis. Back in March, it was a $500 million settlement with the state of New York. Now, RBS is preparing for a nearly $5 billion settlement with the DOJ that would cover the bank’s issuance and underwriting of mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007.
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  • SoFi hires former Goldman Sachs head of mortgage securitization as new CFO

    Does Michelle Gill’s hiring mean more mortgage securitizations are coming?
    Over the last few years, SoFi has become a fairly regular issuer of loan securitizations, whether they are backed by mortgages, personal loans, or student loans. Now, it looks like SoFi may be making a bigger move into securitizations by hiring the former head of mortgage securitization at Goldman Sachs as its new chief financial officer.
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  • Ginnie Mae reportedly boots two lenders from bond program over VA loan churning

    NewDay and Nations Lending sanctioned
    Ginnie Mae’s battle against a number of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages just went to another level. Ginnie Mae reportedly booted NewDay USA and Nations Lending from its primary mortgage bond program after threatening the lenders earlier this year over their abnormally high prepayment speeds.
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  • Wells Fargo: Ginnie Mae warning on VA loan churning is just the beginning

    Analysts expect oversight of VA refinances to intensify
    On Thursday, Ginnie Mae laid down the law, so to speak, in its fight against a segment of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. But according to analysts from Wells Fargo, Ginnie Mae’s threat of booting lenders from its bond program will not be the agency's last move in its effort to clean up VA loan churning.
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  • Ginnie Mae threatens to boot lenders from bond program over VA loan churning

    Steps up fight against lenders targeting veterans for quick refinances
    Ginnie Mae is turning up the heat in its fight against a segment of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. Ginnie Mae is now threatening a small number of lenders with expulsion from its primary mortgage bond program if the lenders do not address the issue.
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  • SIFMA voices concern about secondary market impact of rapid VA loan refinancing

    Supports Ginnie Mae, VA effort to address lenders targeting veterans
    Investors are concerned with the secondary market impact of mortgage lenders aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances, according to SIFMA, a prominent secondary market trade group. SIFMA voiced its concerns in a letter sent Wednesday to Ginnie Mae, which recently launched an investigation and a task force with the Department of Veterans Affairs to review a rise in rapid refinances among VA loans.
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  • Mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak convicted of fraud, again

    Found guilty on one count after Appeals Court tossed conviction on 10 counts
    The tale of Jesse Litvak may finally be moving toward an ending, as a federal jury on Friday found the former Jefferies managing director and mortgage-backed securities trader guilty on one count of fraud. It's a significant difference from Litvak's previous conviction, when a jury found him guilty on 15 counts of fraud.
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