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Average Guarantee Fees on GSE Loans Are Two and a Half Times Their 2009 Level

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-+*According to the FHFA report, the average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009, when the report began. The guarantee fees are now two-and-a-half times their previous level from 2009 to 2014. The average fees increased from 22 basis points to 58 basis points from 2009 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014, average fees increased from 51 basis points to 58 basis points.

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GSEs Combine for Q1 Net Income of $2.4 Billion

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-+*The average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for new business decreased at both Enterprises as refinances surpassed purchase mortgage originations, which generally have higher LTV ratios. The report said that borrowers were more inclined to use the Enterprises’ refinance programs that focus mainly on deeply underwater borrowers, including the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

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Judge Rules JPMorgan Chase Is Not Responsible For WaMu’s Pre-September 2008 Liabilities

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-+*With the ruling, Judge Rosemary Collyer in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia settled a long-standing dispute over who is liable for facing the claims – JPMorgan has contended that the FDIC should be responsible because of its receivership of Washington Mutual, and the FDIC has countered that JPMorgan should pick up the bill because of its acquisition of Washington Mutual.

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Judge Dismisses Class Action Racketeering Suit Against Ocwen

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-+*The homeowners claim that Ocwen charged them for unnecessary repeat inspections properties where the borrower was either delinquent or in default, and by doing so they claim Ocwen was in violation of Fannie Mae's servicing guidelines that require individual cases to be assessed to determine if the properties are in need of subsequent inspections after the first.

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Judge Approves JPMorgan Chase’s $500 Million RMBS Settlement With Pension Funds

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-+*JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, acquired Bear Stearns in March 2008 at a stock-only price of $236 million, or $2 per share. In their lawsuit, the pension funds accused Bear Stearns of selling $17.6 billion worth of toxic mortgage-backed securities to them in the run-up to the crisis. The terms of the settlement were approved by Judge Laura Taylor Swain in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in Manhattan).

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