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  • Ginnie Mae issues new rules for servicers and issuers

    New rules designed to provide more security to MBS market
    Aiming to provide more stability and integrity to the mortgage-backed securities market, Ginnie Mae on Friday released a number of new rules for mortgage servicers and issues of Ginnie Mae securities. Click through for the full details.
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  • Wells Fargo to pay $43 million to settle pre-crisis RMBS trust lawsuit

    Reaches settlement with investors, including BlackRock and PIMCO
    In the past few years, Wells Fargo, once thought of as a shining example in the financial services industry, has been dragged down by scandal after scandal followed by settlement after settlement. Well, guess what? It’s a day that ends in "y," and that means it's time for another Wells Fargo settlement.
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  • UBS expecting DOJ lawsuit over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    Lawsuit could come as soon as this week
    UBS, which has already paid out hundreds of millions of dollars over its pre-crisis mortgage securitization activities, is about to be facing another massive lawsuit for the same conduct. UBS revealed late Wednesday that it is expecting to be sued by the Department of Justice over its issuance, underwriting and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities from 2006 to 2007.
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  • Moody’s: Mortgage lending is getting riskier and that’s a problem

    “The five C’s of credit” are relaxing
    For the most part, new mortgages are solid, especially considering the high credit scores; improved documentation and appraisal practices; and few loans with variable payments — regulatory restrictions on loan officer compensation arrangements would also help prevent riskier lending, Moody's claims. But...
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  • Nomura paying $480 million in settlement over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    Accused of misleading RMBS investors, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    Nomura Holding America and several of its affiliates will pay $480 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice over the companies’ mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The DOJ claimed that Nomura misled investors, which included university endowments, retirement funds, federally insured financial institutions, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, about the quality of the underlying loans between 2006 and 2007.
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  • Wells Fargo is back in the mortgage securitization business

    Prepares to issue first securitization since the housing crisis
    Once an absolute giant in the mortgage securitization space, Wells Fargo has been noticeably absent from the list of issuers since the housing crisis, but that’s all about to change. The lender is preparing to issue its first mortgage-backed securitization since the meltdown, and unlike its past securitizations, this one is backed by the highest of high-quality loans.
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  • HSBC to pay $765 million in settlement over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    DOJ accused bank of selling mortgage-backed securities full of toxic loans
    HSBC will pay $765 million to the federal government as part of a settlement that covers the bank’s mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the housing crisis. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it reached a final settlement with HSBC that would resolve an investigation into the bank’s mortgage origination and securitization activities from 2005 to 2007.
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  • RBS meets $400 million consumer relief goal by handing out $130 million in relief

    Bank completes consumer relief portion of its $500 million settlement with New York
    Just six months after the Royal Bank of Scotland reached a $500 million settlement with the state of New York over the bank’s mortgage practices in the run-up to the housing crisis, RBS has reached the settlement’s $400 million consumer relief goal, by providing just under $130 million in actual relief.
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  • SEC hits Moody’s with $15 million fine over mortgage bond ratings

    Credit ratings agency will also pay $1.25 million for “ratings symbol deficiencies”
    In the wake of the financial crisis, the country’s largest credit ratings agencies all touted new ratings methodologies that were, in theory, designed to guard against the sorts of malfeasance that surrounded mortgage bond ratings in the run-up to the crisis. But it looks like the new mortgage bond rating system at one of the nation’s largest credit ratings agencies was far from perfect.
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