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February 27, 2014

Short Takes: Wells-Ocwen Deal Will Happen by the Fall? / Wall Street May Get Hurt by the Lawsky ‘Effect’ / Bill Erbey Must be Feeling Poorer / Stearns the Wholesale-Broker King / Garrett: No One is Making a Killing

By Paul Muolo

Investment banking firms have made a killing the past three years doing “spin-offs” for Ocwen and its peers. If Lawsky continues on what’s perceived by banking executives as a witch hunt, the spin-offs could end…

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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