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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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Regulators See No Fair Lending Risk in QM

The CFPB's mortgage servicing standards--including the Qualified Mortgage (QM) definition and the Ability-to-Repay rule--take effect in less than 90 days. Some bankers have indicated they might limit their offerings to only QM products as the transition is made, and many are concerned that as a result, their operations may run counter to the Equal Credit and Opportunity Act, implemented by the Federal Reserve's Regulation B. Those fears, however, are unfounded, regulators say.

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Citi Profits Disappoint as Mortgage Activity Slides

Citi Profits Disappoint as Mortgage Activity Slides

Citigroup reported a third quarter net income of $3.2 billion Tuesday, slipping somewhat as higher interest rates took a bite out of mortgage revenues. The bank also suffered from $635 million worth of incremental mortgage charge-offs required by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's guidance on the treatment of loans where the borrower has gone through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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