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Regulators Want More Loan Mod Data

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) are expanding the scope of the mortgage performance data gathered from national banks and thrifts to include additional information on the affordability and sustainability of loan modifications made in 2008.

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Obama to Announce Housing Plan on Wednesday

White House officials said that President Barack Obama is scheduled to unveil the administration’s new housing and mortgage relief program on Wednesday during a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the areas hardest hit by the nation’s foreclosure epidemic.

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Regulator Calls for Foreclosure Suspension, Banks Consent

On Wednesday, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) – the primary regulator of federal savings holding companies and thrifts, including the nation’s largest banks and mortgage lenders – called on the more than 800 OTS-regulated institutions to suspend foreclosures on owner-occupied homes until the Financial Stability Plan’s home loan modification program is finalized.

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Celebrities Jump on Foreclosure Bandwagon

On Wednesday, February 11, Queen Latifah will kick off the Bringing Hope Home bus tour of Newark, New Jersey, to promote foreclosure prevention in the New England community. The Golden Globe and Grammy award winner and Oscar nominee will be joined by multi-platinum recording artist and actor Wyclef Jean and New York/New Jersey radio personality and actress Angie Martinez.

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