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Fannie and Freddie have been selling pools of delinquent mortgages at auction to the highest bidders. Community groups say the Federal Housing Finance Agency should be giving preferential treatment to nonprofits and community development financial institutions.

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Low borrowing costs and rising home values are just two of several reasons why owning a home is far less burdensome than it was a decade ago.

Should companies that manage collateralized loan obligations but don't originate the loans be subject to Dodd-Frank's risk-retention rules for securitizations?

The Detroit company is plowing ahead with its growth strategy at a time when some shareholders are agitating over its sagging share price.

Kelly King, the North Carolina company's chief executive, also noted that BB&T is busy integrating a number of recent acquisitions. The company is leaning toward buying back stock, though management could be coaxed into making a deal if the right bank became available.

Strong demand for rentals will keep pace with new construction over the next few years, the government-sponsored enterprise says.

Evans, soon to retire as CEO of Cullen/Frost Bankers, believes his company is well-positioned to withstand the fallout from low oil prices. He is advising his successor to avoid the temptation to panic and focus on the long view.

Many institutional investors are refusing to purchase mortgages loans until they get assurance from the CFPB that they won't have to pay for others' mistakes. Their pullback could further the slow the issuance of private-label mortgage bonds this year, a huge concern at a time when the majority of home loans are insured by Fannie, Freddie and the FHA.

The hedge fund Bluestone Financial Partners has investments in a handful of banks that it views as takeout targets, but its founder, Ted Peters, says he would never agitate for a sale. Here's why he values the pacifist approach.

Under the new model, tax preparers must pay lenders for originating loans and are prohibited from passing costs on to borrowers. But consumer advocates argue that pricing of tax preparation services is so opaque that customers could be paying loan fees and not even know it.

Remember those homeowners who walked away from their underwater mortgages even though they could still afford their loans? They're back, this time as prospective borrowers.
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