Brian Collins

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Court Deals GSE Trust Fund Supporters Another Setback
October 1, 2014 A lawsuit filed by low-income housing advocates designed to force the Federal Housing Finance Agency to provide money to a...

FHLB Merger Deal Contains $57 Million Break-Up Fee
September 29, 2014 Hefty penalty seems 'puzzling' since the Seattle and Des Moines FHLB merger seems on track to be the first voluntary merger in...

Redefaults on Modified Loans Plummet: OCC Report
September 25, 2014 An improving economy and better execution of loan modifications have meant fewer redefaults on restructured mortgages, the...

Steep Premiums Push FHA Loans into Risky Loan Bracket
September 24, 2014 A high percentage of Federal Housing Administration-insured loans are falling into the "higher priced" bucket due to a series...

Bank AML Filings Aren't Buried in a 'Black Hole,' Fincen Says
September 23, 2014 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery pushed back again Tuesday against the idea that reports...

Senate Said Likely to Take Up Reg Relief Next Year
September 22, 2014 There is a good chance legislation that would provide regulatory relief to small banks and address concerns about which banks...

Wells' Stumpf: Putbacks Are Hurting Housing
September 17, 2014 During a wide-ranging discussion of the economy and regulation, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf cited several factors that were...

HUD Secretary Sets Sights on Access to Credit, Homeownership
September 16, 2014 In his first major policy speech as the new housing secretary, Julian Castro voiced support for a Senate bill to reform...

Chicago FHLB Chief Blasts FHFA's Membership Clamp-Down Plan
September 16, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency's plan to restrict membership to the Federal Home Loan Bank System could cost lenders...

Ginnie's Tozer Hoping for Wide Adoption of New FHLB Conduit
September 12, 2014 Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer is urging credit unions and community banks to contact their Federal Home Loan Bank so they can...

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