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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

Ocwen Terminated as Servicer on Two Mortgage Trusts
February 27, 2015 Embattled mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial faces up to $26 billion in damage claims by bondholders and a greater risk of...

The Big Surprise at CIT-OneWest Merger Hearing: Lots of Support
February 26, 2015 Amid heartbreaking tales told by distressed homeowners and reverse mortgage holders, many community groups praised OneWest CEO...

CIT and OneWest Chiefs to Take on Critics at Merger Hearing
February 26, 2015 CIT's John Thain and OneWest's James Otting, scheduled to speak today at a public hearing on their $3.4 billion M&A deal, will...

Redefaults Continue to Plague HAMP
February 25, 2015 One in three struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program...

With Ocwen, Enforcement Is a Balancing Act
February 23, 2015 It's not quite too big to fail, but Ocwen is the country's largest servicer of subprime mortgages. So if it were forced to...

Auto Lending Surged, Delinquencies Stayed Flat in 4Q: Experian
February 19, 2015 Auto lending surged to an all-time high in the fourth quarter yet delinquencies remained low, Experian said in a report issued...

Mortgage Servicers Transition, But Struggle to Move Past Crisis
February 18, 2015 Foreclosures and delinquencies may seem like problems from the past, but servicers are still struggling with a massive backlog...

Discover Finds Mortgages a Tough Nut to Crack
February 13, 2015 Just three years ago, CEO David Nelms heralded the purchase of LendingTree Loans as a milestone in Discover's evolution from a...

Tough Choices for Servicers After Tenant Foreclosure Law Expires
February 5, 2015 The expiration of the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act leaves servicers dealing with a patchwork of state laws...

Bank CEO Retires, Dies; No Public Disclosure Ahead of Merger
February 2, 2015 Terry Robinson, a longtime California banker, died on Jan. 11, three days before his Manhattan Bancorp announced a proposed...

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