Items Tagged with 'Federal Deposit Insurance Corp'

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  • PwC reaches $335 million settlement with FDIC over Taylor, Bean & Whitaker/Colonial Bank audits

    Auditor settles damages claim for more than half of original amount
    PricewaterhouseCoopers will pay $335 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in a settlement that ends claims that the auditor failed in its duties by not discovering the accounting malfeasance that led to the late-2000s collapse of Colonial Bank, which funded the mortgages originated by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker.
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  • Who watches the Watchmen? Former senior FDIC employee found guilty of stealing confidential bank documents

    Stole banks’ living will documents while applying for jobs at those same banks
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is one of the nation’s top banking regulators, but one of the agency’s former senior employees faces 20 years in jail for stealing confidential documents from the world’s largest banks while trying to get a job at those very same banks.
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  • Appraisers accuse federal regulators of recreating housing crisis conditions

    Appraisal Institute blasts proposal to eliminate appraisal requirement on certain home sales
    As one might expect, appraisers are none too pleased about the FDIC, the OCC, and the Federal Reserve proposing to eliminate the appraisal requirement on certain home sales of $400,000 and below. According to Appraisal Institute President James Murrett, the newly proposed rules would add significantly more danger to the lending environment and harken back to the way things were just before the financial crisis.
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  • Regulators propose ending appraisal requirement on some home sales of $400,000 and below

    FDIC, OCC, Fed propose raising appraisal threshold for first time since 1994
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve released a proposal Tuesday that would increase the appraisal requirement from $250,000 to $400,000, meaning that certain home sales of $400,000 and below would no longer require an appraisal.
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  • Wells Fargo lays off 63 mortgage employees in Maryland

    Second round of layoffs announced this month
    Wells Fargo announced its Frederick, Maryland-based office will lose 63 mortgage employees by Aug. 19, according to an article by Holden Wilen for the Baltimore Business Journal. This is the big bank's second announcement of mortgage layoffs this month.
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  • Fifth Third exec Jelena McWilliams to become FDIC chair

    Former Senate staffer confirmed to replace Martin Gruenberg
    President Donald Trump’s remaking of the country’s financial regulatory system is about to take another step forward, as another of Trump’s handpicked choices is about to take over at one of the nation’s top financial regulators. On Thursday, the Senate voted to approve Jelena McWilliams to take over as the next chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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  • Feds announce 2017 list of distressed, underserved non-metro areas

    Banks can receive Community Reinvestment Act credit for working in these areas
    On Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the 2017 list of distressed or underserved non-metro areas where banks can receive Community Reinvestment Act credit for certain activities.
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  • Lenders join together against SoFi banking move

    Urge Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to reject application
    SoFi, an online lender, applied with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for a special banking charter known as an industrial loan company, the first step toward becoming a bank. But the Independent Community Bankers of America is opposing the move.
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  • ServiceLink fined $65 million for LPS foreclosure deficiencies

    Fine related to 2011's industry-wide foreclosure settlement
    The ghost of Lender Processing Services came back to haunt ServiceLink and Black Knight Financial Services on Tuesday, as the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. announced that they are fining ServiceLink $65 million for the “improper actions” of LPS that contributed to a massive settlement with the government over industry-wide foreclosure misconduct that occurred after the housing crash.
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