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 Settles with California Regulators for $2.5 Million
January 23, 2015 California's Department of Business Oversight said Friday that it will drop its effort to suspend Ocwen Loan Servicing's...

Surprise Sale of City National Raises the Stakes for SoCal Banks
January 22, 2015 Local bankers will try to pick up any business that could fall out as a result of the merger. And with one less bank to buy in...

B of A Pressured to Further Reduce Spending
January 15, 2015 Bank of America's expenses still far exceed those of JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, so analysts were clearly disappointed...

Ocwen's Options May Be Limited Following Calif. Threat
January 15, 2015 Facing the prospect of losing its license in California, Ocwen would be wise to settle its probe by state regulators in a...

Citi Promotes Davies to Head of Global Mortgages
January 13, 2015 Jane Fraser, the CEO of CitiMortgage and head of Citigroup's U.S. consumer and commercial banking units, is handing...

Key to Controlling Mortgage Costs: Fewer 'Touches'
January 13, 2015 As banks look to cuts costs and improve efficiency, many are actively trying to reduce the number of times they "touch" a loan...

Rental Boom Boosts Home Values in Hardest-Hit Markets
January 8, 2015 Home values have risen fastest in markets where institutional buyers bought up scores of foreclosed homes and then rented them...

Mortgage Monitor Launches Investigation of Ocwen
December 16, 2014 Ocwen Financial came under fire from Joseph A. Smith, the monitor of the national mortgage settlement, after concerns of...

Faith-Based Group Forces Governance Changes at JPMorgan Chase
December 16, 2014 The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility says a report scheduled to be released by year's end will go a long way...

Fannie Moves Aggressively on New Low-Downpayment Loans
December 8, 2014 Fannie said it will immediately begin accepting applications for fixed-rate 97% loan-to-value financing of borrowers with FICO...

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