Mortgage Buybacks

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January 12, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Florida District Court Allows U.S. to Intervene in FHA FCA Suit v. BofA

A federal district court in Florida has agreed to a government motion to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Bank of America in order to reach a settlement on behalf of a relator. Bruce Jacobs, a foreclosure attorney and relator in South Florida, filed the lawsuit. A former Miami prosecutor, he now represents homeowners in foreclosure proceedings initiated by financial institutions, including BofA. In his lawsuit, Jacobs alleged that BofA submitted false claims in violation of the FCA. Specifically, the bank allegedly submitted endorsements with unauthorized signatures and false mortgage assignments that would confer standing to foreclose. In addition, Jacobs additionally asserted a reverse FCA claim alleging that BofA made false statements when entering into the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) consent judgment with the U.S. government. The landmark $25 billion settlement with ...


January 5, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank Mortgage Repurchases Hit Record Low

Commercial banks and savings institutions reported another decline in the volume of home mortgages they repurchased from investors during the third quarter, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. The banking industry repurchased or made indemnification for $698.3 million of single-family loans during the third quarter, down 2.0 percent from the previous period. That was the lowest quarterly repurchase figure since ... [Includes one data chart]


January 5, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Lenders Should Revisit and Adjust Repurchase Reserves in Light of GSE Buyback Decline

With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buybacks at post-crisis lows, mortgage sellers should reevalu-ate their repurchase reserves for a number of reasons that could impact their business, according to mortgage industry experts. With loan quality significantly improved and underwriting standards tight-ened, many lenders are likely overestimating potential buybacks and carrying excess reserves.


December 15, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Freddie Repurchase Activity Jumped in 3Q17

Mortgage repurchase activity was up sharply at Freddie Mac during the third quarter, while buybacks were down at Fannie Mae, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of disclosures filed by the two government-sponsored enterprises. Loan sellers repurchased or made other indemnification related to $142.43 million of loans sold into Freddie mortgage-backed securities during the third quarter, a sharp 48.3 percent increase from ... [Includes two data charts]


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