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Brian Collins

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Civil Rights Group Calls for Recapitalizing GSEs
July 2, 2015 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wants to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide a secure source of...

BOK Financial Hires New Mortgage Chief
July 2, 2015 BOK Financial has hired Glenn Brunker to oversee mortgage operations and manage the bank's transition to a new...

G-Fee Parity Helps Small Mortgage Lenders Gain GSE Market Share
July 1, 2015 The narrowing gap between what large and small lenders pay in guarantee fees to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has helped the...

FHA's New Loan Defect Taxonomy Is No Panacea for Enforcement Woes
June 30, 2015 The Federal Housing Administration's new loan defect "taxonomy" may give lenders better clarity on the quality assurance...

FHLB Earnings Pumped Up by Mortgage Settlements
June 29, 2015 FHFA report shows FHLBs are well capitalized while Fannie and Freddie continue to see improving loan performance.

State Nonbank Servicing Plan Is 'Duplicative,' Groups Say
June 24, 2015 Two groups representing small and mid-size lenders say new proposed state mortgage servicing standards for nonbanks will add...

How Basel Rules Are Threatening Construction Lending
June 24, 2015 Bankers and commercial real estate developers are protesting new restrictions on construction lending, arguing they are poised...

FHA Issues New Guidance on Loan Defects
June 18, 2015 FHA tries to clarify what loan defects will bring the harshest penalties to guide lenders and instill more confidence.

Foreclosure, Short Sale Decline Adds to Housing Inventory Woes
June 15, 2015 The decline in foreclosures and short sales is contributing to the dearth of housing inventory, complicating the prospects for...

FHA Charts Recovery After Premium Cut
June 11, 2015 Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro touted the Federal Housing Administrationís recent...