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Mortgage Bankers Association Refinance Index for past three years

Bankers welcome rush of refis, but it’s no cure-all

Mortgage refinancing activity is back from the dead thanks to declining interest rates, and that's good news for banks that will be starved...
Table listing credit segments to concern to a half dozen banks

Anticipating recession, banks start scrubbing loan books

While the Federal Reserve is doing what it can to extend the economy’s growth streak, some banks are preparing for the inevitable downturn...
SBA 504 lending program volume over five years

Forgotten SBA loan program gets new life

The Small Business Administration's 504 program has operated in the shadow of the larger, more popular 7(a) loan guarantee program throughout its 60-year-history....
FASB extends CECL deadline for most lenders

FASB extends CECL deadline for most lenders

Most banks and credit unions are getting a temporary reprieve from a controversial accounting standard for projected loan losses.The Financial Accounting Standards Board...
Other real estate owned, 1- to 4-family homes

Banks nearly have REO monkey off their backs a decade after crisis

When Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson confused REO (or “real estate owned” property) for an Oreo cookie on Capitol Hill...
HomeStreet President and CEO Mark Mason

HomeStreet Bank to buy out its loudest critic

HomeStreet in Seattle has agreed to buy out the activist investor Blue Lion Capital for $52.7 million.The $7.1 billion-asset HomeStreet said in a...
From left to right: senior loan officer Steve Ho, director of machine learning operations and sales Ryan Merritt, customer experience architect Patrick Sells, CEO and chairman Steven Schnall, director of marketing Nick Beyer, and sales manager Ray Duran

A CDFI’s digital ambitions | National Mortgage News

Steven Schnall has made a career out of helping mortgage companies expand. For a time, he ran New York Mortgage Trust...
CRA credit for fighting climate change: One Fed bank's suggestion

CRA credit for fighting climate change: One Fed bank’s suggestion

As policymakers mull changes to the 42-year-old Community Reinvestment Act, economists at the San Francisco Fed have put forth this novel proposal: Give...
Paul Manafort and Steve Calk

Manafort’s banker banned by OCC

Stephen Calk, who faces a bribery charge over his bank's loans to President Trump’s onetime campaign chair, has been banned from the industry.The...
Jay Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Customers Bancorp.

Customers in Pa. warns of earnings hit after mortgage client shuts down

Customers Bancorp in Wyomissing, Pa., expects to take an earnings hit after a client unexpectedly closed.The $10.1 billion-asset Customers disclosed in a regulatory...

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