Brian Collins

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FHFA Can't Stop Hedge Fund Probe of GSE Dividend Plan, Judge Says
July 22, 2014 A federal judge has directed regulators to stop blocking a hedge fund from conducting discovery into the government's decision...

Housing Groups Criticize Single-Family Rental Investment Firms
July 21, 2014 Advocates blame the securitization-financed, institutional-scale landlords for astronomical rents and poor maintenance and...

SunTrust Ramping Up Loan Sales to Meet Liquidity Standards
July 21, 2014 SunTrust Banks is planning to sell $2.1 billion in government-guaranteed, performing residential mortgages this quarter, after...

Double-Whammy Coming When HELOCs, Loan Mods Reset in 2015
July 16, 2014 Borrowers with a first-lien modification and home equity line of credit could face a spike in their monthly mortgage...

Bank of America Almost Done Selling Mortgage Servicing Rights
July 16, 2014 Bank of America completed a $2.1 billion bulk sale of nonperforming home loans in the second quarter, and is almost done with...

Jamie Dimon Really Doesn't Like FHA Lending
July 15, 2014 "The real question for me is should we be in the FHA business at all," the CEO says.

CFPB Guidance Puts Mini-Correspondents 'On Notice'
July 11, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says brokers will have to comply with compensation limits even if they are funding...

FHA Premium Issue Sure to Challenge New HUD Chief
July 9, 2014 Julian Castro, who was confirmed as the new secretary for housing and urban development, is bound to face continued industry...

Ginnie Mae Seeks More Resources to Police Mortgage Servicers
July 8, 2014 Ginnie Mae executives are anxiously watching the congressional appropriations process to see if they can hire more personnel...

Regulators Issue New Guidelines on Home Equity Lines of Credit
July 1, 2014 Federal and state regulators are putting more pressure on banks to take immediate actions to address looming defaults of home...

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