Paul Muolo

Managing Editor

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Trade Groups Tell Treasury and FHFA: Legislation for GSE Reform, No Recap and Release
September 22, 2017 In a research note published Friday, Cowen & Co. notes the letter is an indication these groups believe allowing the GSEs to...

What We’re Hearing: A GSE ‘Black Swan’? / More TBTF, Perhaps / A Dividing Issue: Zero Capital / Will Mnuchin Cut a Deal with Speculators? / Waiting on a Ginnie Mae Nominee (Still) / A New Business Home for Anne Canfield
September 22, 2017 An impossible scenario, one that keeps Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt up a night? We shall see...

Finance of America Enters the Correspondent Channel, Focusing on CUs and Community Banks
September 21, 2017 Finance of America’s backers include The Blackstone Group…

Short Takes: Waiting on a Wider Credit Box / A 30 Percent Jump for Nonconforming / 5,000 Active Loan Brokers for UWM / Don’t Count on Another Refi Boom Quite Yet / A New Hire for Altisource
September 21, 2017 Another refi spurt in the works? It may’ve looked that way a few weeks ago, but...

15 Groups Tell Treasury and FHFA: Legislation to Reform the GSEs, Not Some Recap Plan
September 21, 2017 The signors add: “We … believe the debate over recapitalizing a broken system distracts from the critical structural issues...

Walter Gets $300 Million Increase in Financing from Barclays; Stock Spikes
September 20, 2017 News of the expanded repo line sent Walter's share price soaring...

United Wholesale Keeps Funding Startup Grants for Brokers, but Would Like Some Company
September 20, 2017 UWM CEO Mat Ishbia noted that his company does not have a say on which applicants ultimately get picked by NAMB, though the...

Short Takes: Did Wells Dodge a Bullet on its CFPB Fine? / A ‘Recommendation Memorandum’ / No Effect on Wells’ Mortgage Business / Subject the CFPB to Appropriations / Stearns Goes ‘Digital’
September 20, 2017 Wells Fargo could have been subject to a whopping $10 billion fine...

Mortgage M&A Chatter Continues. Medium-Sized Shops Are Targets
September 19, 2017 Rick Roque, who runs Menlo, an M&A advisory firm, said he knows several owners who are contemplating a sale…

New Poll: Industry Says Let Congress Fix the GSEs
September 19, 2017 Congress is not expected to produce workable GSE legislation until next year and even then, other issues – tax reform, another...

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