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January 17, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: PE Firm Eyes Three Mortgage Acquisitions / One Lender That’s Definitely Looking… / LOS Vendor Hires New President / Another Court Victory for PHH

Some M&A advisors believe 2017 could be a banner year for mortgage company sales. Then again, that’s what they predicted early last year...

January 17, 2017 - IMFnews

Black Knight Developing Mortgage 'Specific' Credit Score

Wesley Winter, a senior modeler at Black Knight, said a traditional credit score may not be the best predictor of mortgage default.

January 13, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

NYDFS Gives Ground on Cybersecurity Proposal

The New York Department of Financial Services made some concessions to industry participants by revising proposed cybersecurity standards. Some mortgage-industry officials were happy with the revisions while reiterating concerns about the proposed standards. The NYDFS first proposed cybersecurity standards in September. The proposal was the first of its kind from a state regulator and more prescriptive than guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination ...

January 9, 2017 - IMFnews

AMC Acquires Origination and Servicing QC Services from Stewart

AMC acquired Stewart’s residential due diligence and servicing functions, including credit, compliance, origination and servicing quality control reviews.

December 30, 2016 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: 10 Mortgage Firms to Keep an Eye on in 2017 – and Why

But if you think that Wells Fargo will pull a “BofA” and quietly downshift its presence in mortgages, think again.

December 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

SFIG, MISMO Work to Standardize Data

Lenders that deliver loans to agency buyers and non-agency buyers could benefit from standards developed by the Structured Finance Industry Group and the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. SFIG detailed the data standardization effort in a green paper released last week. The Wall Street group noted that a lack of accepted standards can lead to confusion and disagreement between counterparties and service providers, particularly when data are calculated or ...

December 19, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: PHH Files Layoff Notice with NYS / Jobs Will be Offered to Certain Employees / Altisource Wanted to Buy LPS / Mortgage Network Names New President

PHH had been subservicing the loans for HSBC and the new owner of the MSRs had opted to bring the loans inhouse instead of using PHH…

December 15, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Industry Experts Detail How to Creatively Compensate LOs and Still Stay Compliant

With rates at the highest they’ve been in 27 months, mortgage lenders have to make sure they keep their costs as low as possible to be competitive. At the same time, they have to retain and attract the most productive loan officers, while still staying within the bounds of the loan originator compensation rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. During a webinar sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance this week, Paul Hindman, managing director at Grid Origination Services, said loan officer recruiting is not just about the Benjamins. “In no particular order, should they decide to explore, loan officers will evaluate and compare the following when assessing the right model match: company brand and culture ([including] mission, vision and values); compensation clarity, [and] loan products and consistent rates/pricing,” he said. Also important are...

December 14, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: More FHA Commissioner Candidates? / Others… / GSE ‘Chattel’ Lending, A Work in Progress / Mortgage Complaints Drop / Closing Corp. Hires Former Black Knight Official

At least four names have surfaced for the FHA job in the Trump administration...

December 9, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Most Borrowers Seek Mobile Mortgage Resources

The share of borrowers who want to use a mobile device as part of the mortgage shopping and origination process has increased significantly in the past year, according to survey results from Fannie Mae. The demand for mortgage-related activities completed via cell phones should prompt action from lenders, according to Steve Deggendorf, a director of market insights research at Fannie. “Lenders such as Quicken and Sofi have already begun to reflect the mobile demands of ...


HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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