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Current Mortgage Performance Rate Rises to 93%

Current Mortgage Performance Rate Rises to 93%

Mortgage performance is on the rise, and foreclosures are on the decline at the nation’s largest banks, according to the first-quarter Mortgage Metrics Report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Representing 48 percent of outstanding first-lien residential mortgages, the OCC report includes data on mortgages at the nation’s seven largest servicers, based on portfolio size, and one federal savings association.

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As Banking Industry Improves, Risk Increases

As Banking Industry Improves, Risk Increases

As the United States economy continues to improve, the challenges facing the banking industry gradually shift from recovery to risk management in an effort to avoid the pitfalls that contributed to the financial crisis. In that spirit, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency released its Semiannual Risk Perspective of Spring 2014, offering an overview on the current health of the market and highlighting the significant risk related challenges that currently that face the banking industry.

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Oil and Gas Industry Help Fuel Loan Growth in South

Oil and Gas Industry Help Fuel Loan Growth in South

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) found in a new study that the average loan growth rate has doubled among banks and federal savings associations (FSAs) in the nine states that make up the OCC’s Southern District. The OCC’s findings were from loan growth in 2012 to 2013, and reached 4 percent in 2013.

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Mortgage Performance Improves in Q4 2013

Mortgage Performance Improves in Q4 2013

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a report Thursday, highlighting the performance of first-lien mortgages serviced by large national and federal banks continued to improve in the fourth quarter of 2013. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report for the Fourth Quarter of 2013 found 91.8 percent of mortgages were currently performing, up slightly from 91.4 percent in Q3 2013.

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Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

In a joint release on Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests. The tests will be conducted by medium-sized financial companies, "with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion," according to the release.

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FDIC Marks 2014′s First Bank Failure

FDIC Marks 2014′s First Bank Failure

West Chicago's DuPage National Bank has the dubious honor of being the first FDIC-insured institution to close in 2014. To protect depositors, the agency has entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Republic Bank of Chicago, which has agreed to pay a premium of 1.20 percent to assume all of DuPage National's deposits (estimated at $59.6 million as of Q3 2013) and "essentially all" of its assets.

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Regulators Exempt Some Higher-Priced Loans from New Appraisal Rules

Regulators Exempt Some Higher-Priced Loans from New Appraisal Rules

Federal regulators have revised new appraisal rules set to take effect in January to include exemptions for some higher-priced mortgage loans, according to a press release from six federal financial agencies. Officials described the updated exemptions as ""appropriate,"" and added loans less than $25,000, streamlined refinances, and loans secured by a manufactured home and land as exempt.

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Panel: Lenders, Not Vendors, Responsible for Accurate Appraisals

A recent bulletin from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recommends new guidelines for national banks and federal savings institutions regarding their third party vendors, including appraisal management companies (AMCs). Banks and mortgage lenders are cautioned to choose their appraisers and other vendors wisely, as regulators will hold lenders accountable of the quality and accuracy of their vendors' work.

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