Items Tagged with 'Financial Services Roundtable'


  • Marketer Intel: Keosha Burns with Chase Home Lending on reaching new buyer groups

    Mortgage marketers should be consumers of their own content if they expect it to resonate
    In this installment of Marketer Intel, we talk with Keosha Burns, head of public relations at Chase Home Lending, on the challenges of reaching new buyer groups, specifically Millennials. Keosha built her career in Washington, D.C., joining the industry at the Financial Services Roundtable, then working for nearly five years as the senior manager of media and external relations at Fannie Mae. In her current role at Chase, she leads PR strategy and has an extra passion for first-time homebuyers.
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  • Big bank influence grows: The Clearing House Association merging with Financial Services Roundtable

    Merger comes on heels of FSR membership shakeup
    Seeking to increase the influence of the nation’s largest banks on the legislative process, two of the nation’s largest banking trading groups are joining forces. The Financial Services Roundtable and The Clearing House Association are merging, the two groups announced Tuesday.
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  • Tim Pawlenty resigning as CEO of Financial Services Roundtable after big bank shake-up

    Rumored to be running for Minnesota governor again
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be stepping down from his position as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable next month, the trade group announced Tuesday. Pawlenty’s resignation comes on the heels of a big bank-led shake-up at the FSR, which reportedly saw the nation’s largest banks vote to shrink the group’s membership to preclude mid-size and smaller banks, along with payment companies, from being members of the group.
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  • Financial Services Roundtable names new SVP of mortgage policy

    Meg Burns formerly worked at FHFA and FHA
    The Financial Services Roundtable hired Meg Burns as senior vice president of mortgage policy to bolster its housing finance reform advocacy efforts. She brings long history in the housing market to position, including working at the Federal Housing Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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  • Financial Services Roundtable selects Ed DeMarco to serve as Housing Policy Council president

    Former Federal Housing Finance Agency acting director
    Former Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Ed DeMarco joins the Financial Services Roundtable leadership team as FSR’s Housing Policy Council president. DeMarco has a long and extensive history in the housing market, which even landed him as HousingWire Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012.
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  • Housing industry's biggest trade groups push FHA to reconsider PACE rules

    Concerned about energy improvement loans being given super priority status
    Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration announced that the FHA will soon begin insuring mortgages that also carry liens created by energy retrofit programs, as long as the energy lien remains subordinate to the mortgage. But the fine print of the new rules has the housing industry's largest trade groups concerned.
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  • Five critical housing questions our next President needs to answer

    Former Secretary of the Navy, President of Ginnie Mae on housing reform
    With the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions quickly approaching, it is time for the presidential candidates to lay out specific proposals regarding their governing agenda, and especially their plans for housing finance reform, writes John Dalton, a former Secretary of the Navy and former president of Ginnie Mae. Dalton lays out five questions that our next president needs to answer.
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  • More than 3,000 financial institutions apply for .BANK domain names

    High-level domain names now available
    As first reported by HousingWire in 2013, high-level domains, such as .REALTOR, are now available. One of the new high-level domains, .BANK, is engendering significant interest, according to the Financial Services Roundtable, which is a lead supporter, investor and founder of the .BANK domain.
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