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Can Online Lending Decrease Risk?

Technological innovation is changing the way the mortgage industry works, and the model followed by lenders who have embraced technology such as end-to-end online mortgage application and approval processes have made lending a less risky prospect, according to a report ...

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Smaller Banks Picked up RMBS Slack in Q3

The third quarter of 2017 saw many of the larger bank servicers scaling back their portfolios of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), while smaller regional banks and non-bank servicers moved to seize the opportunity, as reported by Fitch Ratings’ latest RMBS ...

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Keeping FinTechs Litigation-Free

With traditional lending systems such as banks not meeting the needs of consumers, fintechs and online lending platforms have become a much more valuable resource for investors and consumers. Fintechs can use non-traditional data to underwriting and lending techniques to assess the credit worthiness of loan applicants using online information gleaned from social media, etc., notably loan applicants that may appear as “credit invisible” to other institutions. However, this "alternative data" brings security risks.

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Treasury Announces Corporate Tax Cuts

On Wednesday afternoon, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a tax reform plan which could have a significant impact on the mortgage industry and the financial industry as a whole. In an interview with The Hill, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the tax cuts in President Trump’s reform “The biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in history of this country.” The proposal calls for a reduction of corporate taxes down to 15 percent, cutting the top tax bracket down to 35 percent, and doubling the standard deduction.

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The Financial Sector in Trump’s Presidency

Following the election of Donald Trump, the financial sector, including banks, saw a average earning growth of 16.4 percent, with revenue growing over 9 percent. Bank stocks fell 1.5 percent during the first three months, though have remained high and stable since.

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Kashkari Responds to JPMorgan Chase CEO

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stated in a letter to shareholders that the issue of “too big to fail” is solved. However, Minneapolis Federal reserve President Neel Kashkari disagrees. In an interview with Adam Shapiro on Fox Business that Too Big to Fail has not been solved, and is in fact worse.

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