Items Tagged with 'M&A'


  • First American completes acquisition of BofA lien release business

    Will provide lien release services for bank
    First American Financial Corp., a provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions, announced Thursday the completion its acquisition of Bank of America’s lien release business. The major deal makes Bank of America’s lien release business and its employees part of First American’s mortgage solutions division.
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  • From HW Magazine

    When priorities collide in M&A

    Don't let merger integration eclipse mortgage originations
    The merger integration phase is a time when communications and decisions are happening rapid-fire – and sometimes with less-than-normal rigor. A perfect storm for risk can form when complexity, regulatory scrutiny, and the conditions for staff burnout are at an all-time high.
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  • Sunflower Bank and Strategic Growth Bancorp complete merger

    Create third largest banking institution headquartered in Colorado
    After first revealing the news last year, Sunflower Financial and Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated officially completed their merger. Combined, the new entity will go by FirstSun Capital Bancorp, coming in as the third largest Colorado-headquartered institution by total assets. Here are the final details of the merger.
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  • Flagstar Bancorp acquires mortgage bank to expand lending

    Buys Opes Advisors to expand footprint in Northwest
    Flagstar announced its new acquisition of Opes Advisors, a mortgage bank and financial advisory firm based in the Northeast. This new acquisition brings on about $3 billion per year in purchase originations from high quality loans. Here's more on the deal.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Cordray to face Financial Services Committee hearing

    HUD celebrates fair housing month
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray will face the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning as the committee reviews the bureau’s biannual report. This hearing, however, could have a few more curveballs than normal considering the uncertainty surrounding the regulator’s future. Plus, check out one surprising factor pushing home prices higher.
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  • Uncertainty in the future of mortgage finance drives M&A activity

    Greatest challenge to middle-age companies: HMDA
    Mergers and acquisitions are not slowing down, led by uncertainty surrounding the future of Dodd-Frank, the CFPB and other regulations. And without clarity on where the market is headed, one expert told HousingWire that mergers will continue. But the greatest challenge to small and mid-sized companies is actually the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Low-hanging fruit

    Small doc management companies make tempting M&A targets
    Every day, a new crop of technology companies works to develop solutions to solve something inefficient in the housing industry. And every day, they have to look over their shoulders.
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