Brian Collins

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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...

Treasury Official Hints at Split with FHFA Over FHLB Issue
September 11, 2014 A top advisor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says real estate investment trusts "appear to be aligned" with the Federal Home...

Two Harbors CEO Downplays REIT Risk to FHLBs
September 9, 2014 Real estate investment trusts don't pose the credit risk to the Federal Home Loan Bank System that regulators claim they do,...

Stonegate Seeks to Turn Cash Buyers into Jumbo Mortgage Borrowers
September 8, 2014 The nonbank mortgage lender is moving closer to issuing its first private-label mortgage-backed security.

Banks Seek to Extend Comment Deadline for FHLB Plan
September 5, 2014 Several trade groups representing Federal Home Loan bank members are urging a federal regulator to extend the comment period...

Community Banks Push Back Against Plan to Restrict FHLB Membership
September 5, 2014 Community banks are fighting a plan unveiled by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that would force many banks and thrifts to...

Business Lending Up Nationwide, Fed Report Says
September 3, 2014 The Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book said that lenders are cautious on residential lending but "fiercely competitive" over...

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