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JPMorgan Wary of FHA Business

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In a conference call with analysts following the release of its second quarter earnings report Tuesday, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took the time to single out Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed lending as a source of risk for the Megabank.

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HSBC to Pay $10M to Settle Claims over Foreclosure Fees

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HSBC has reached a settlement with the federal government related to its failure, prior to 2011, to oversee the reasonableness of the third party foreclosure related fees that it submitted to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Fannie Mae for reimbursement. The servicer will pay a $10 Million penalty.

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Realtors Support HAWK, Say It Could Go Further

The National Association of Realtors lent its support to the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge pilot program but has concerns that it will not do enough to lower insurance premiums for homebuyers. FHA announced the program in May as part of its "Blueprint for Access," outlining additional steps that the agency is taking to expand access to credit for underserved potential borrowers.

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Ellie Mae: Refinances Decline Slightly in May

Ellie Mae released its Origination Insight Report for May, analyzing data from over 3.5 million loan applications that ran through Ellie Mae’s Encompass mortgage management solution. The company found that refinances declined slightly for the month to 33 percent of all loans, down from 37 percent in the previous month.

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Increase in FHA Market Share Ups Default Risk Index

Nearly 12 percent of home purchase loans in today's market run the risk of default in the event of an economic downturn, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) International Center on Housing Risk. AEI's National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI), a measure of loan default risk under stressful conditions, increased to 11.9 percent for April, up nearly half a percentage point from March.

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FHA Program Aims to Expand Credit; Lower Risk

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued its "Blueprint for Access," which aims to expand credit access for underserved borrowers by utilizing housing counseling as a means to reduce the possibility of loans becoming seriously delinquent. The announcement highlights a new pilot program, Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK), which incorporates housing counseling into the home buying process.

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