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Industry Job Cuts Continue in Q2

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Despite growth in mortgage revenues at banks nationwide, industry employment continued to move down in the second quarter as banks cut staff, according to a report from Mortgage Daily. All of the reported cuts in the second quarter happened at banks, which lost approximately 28,600 jobs from the first quarter to the second.

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5 of 6 Banks Meet Mortgage Settlement Expectations

More than two years after the announcement of an historic settlement between 49 state attorneys general and some of the country's largest servicers, most are living up to compliance standards, a new report shows. According to examination results released by the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight, five of the six banks met or exceeded expectations across 29 different compliance metrics in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.

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Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Report Shrinking Mortgage Activity

Two quarterly earnings reports revealed very different results for two major players in the mortgage industry. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase both felt the sting of a shrinking mortgage market, but one bank revealed substantial growth. Wells Fargo reported a record net income of $5.9 billion for the first quarter, an increase of 14 percent from the year-ago quarter and 5 percent from Q4 2013.

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Chase Boosts Customer Loyalty With Mortgage Rewards

Chase's Mortgage Cash Back rewards program allows customers who have both their mortgage and personal checking account with Chase to earn up to $500 annually. Since the program began four years ago, Chase has paid out $87 million to more than 368,000 homeowners. This December, Chase will be distributing $4 million in Cash Back rewards to customers, just in time for the holidays.

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Treasury Adds New Compliance Metrics to Making Home Affordable

The servicer assessment component of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program has been enhanced with new compliance metrics and benchmarks to measure the impact of servicer performance on the borrower's experience. Individual servicer assessments are conducted quarterly to identify areas of non-compliance and drive improvements in servicers' execution of the federal program.

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Major Servicers Fail Seven Settlement Compliance Tests

The former banking regulator overseeing the National Mortgage Settlement has released a summary of the latest reports he filed with a federal court in Washington, D.C. The reports detail the performance of five major servicers in meeting the terms of the agreement reached with 49 state attorneys general and federal officials. Joseph Smith says he's confirmed six fails in the first quarter of 2013 and one in the second quarter.

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JPMorgan Strikes Deal with Mortgage Investors

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a $4.5 billion agreement with 21 institutional investors to settle mortgage repurchase and servicing claims on 330 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued by J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns, and Chase. The group of investors supports the arrangement, according to their legal representative, and has asked the trustees to accept JPMorgan's offer. The bank says it is appropriately reserved for this and any remaining RMBS litigation matters.

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Execs from Lending Community Hash Out QM Questions

When it comes to next year's regulatory obstacles, CEOs and senior executives from the mortgage industry's biggest players agree on one thing: Education will be key to keeping business going smoothly. In a panel at the 2013 Realtors Conference and Expo, high-level names from Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America discussed the qualified mortgage (QM) guidelines, which go into effect in January 2014.

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