Ware has been named a 2017 Banker of the Year award winner for transforming the family-owned bank into a highly profitable community lender that takes calculated risks and prides itself on treating employees and customers well.
The financial services industry has cheered a proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate, but a lower rate could force Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to write down assets, increasing the odds that the companies will need Treasury support.
With leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resolved by a federal court, the banking industry is eager to find out what interim head Mick Mulvaney plans to do once he gets a handle on the agency, including whether he will delay pending new mortgage rules.
Malvern Bancorp’s restatement of nearly four years of results worked out in its favor, but it had to acknowledge — and explain — the reason: Outside accountants spotted a problem in its financial-reporting controls.
Brian Montgomery seems on his way to being confirmed to lead the Federal Housing Administration. But once he gets there, he may find it difficult to be as innovative as he was during his first stint as commissioner — particularly when it comes to reducing FHA premiums.