Kate Berry

Kate Berry is American Banker's consumer finance reporter. She has been a reporter at the Orange County Register, the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires. She began her media career as a clerk at the New York Times.

Recent Stories From this Author

Lawsky's New Ocwen Fight Threatens Wells Fargo Servicing Sale
October 22, 2014 New York banking regulator Benjamin Lawsky's latest crackdown on Ocwen Financial may undo Ocwen's deal to buy billions of...

FHFA's Watt Bends to Lenders But Devil's in the Details
October 21, 2014 The GSE regulator's second attempt to stimulate the mortgage market is receiving a lukewarm reception from lenders, who remain...

Another Refi Boom? Banks Champ at Bit as Mortgage Rates Dip
October 17, 2014 A wide swath of banks, from Fifth Third to SunTrust to Huntington, report big increases in refinance applications in the past...

Nevada Court Deals Blow to Condo Lenders, Mortgage Servicers
October 17, 2014 Mortgage lenders are threatening to halt lending on condominiums in Nevada after the state Supreme Court upheld a law allowing...

B of A's Master Plan Set Back by Market Slide, Revenue Challenges
October 15, 2014 Market tumult and a disappointing third-quarter revenue report Wednesday loomed larger over Bank of America, putting it in a...

MBA Pushes for Reg Changes as Lobbying Soars
October 8, 2014 The Mortgage Bankers Association continues to push back against regulations stemming from the financial crisis, as the...

Emerging Strategies for Lending Outside the 'Qualified Mortgage' Box
October 1, 2014 Lenders desperately want to make potentially lucrative home loans to those with less-than-stellar credit, but only a few are...

Fannie, Freddie Need Third-Party Tests of Compliance: Watchdog
September 25, 2014 The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should require banks and mortgage lenders to obtain independent, third-party tests...

Five Quick Takeaways from the Latest HMDA Data
September 24, 2014 In the coming months, banks, mortgage lenders, consumer advocates and policy wonks will be slicing and dicing the latest Home...

Banks Seek Exit from Robo-Signing Enforcement Order
September 18, 2014 At least two mortgage servicers say they are close to being released from an OCC enforcement order that required 14 of the...

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