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Author Archives: David Wharton

David Wharton, Online Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 15 years of experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@DSNews.com.

Thriving in a Low-Delinquency Environment

Courtney Thompson, Director, First VP, Default Servicing Operations, Flagstar Bank discusses streamlining communications with borrowers, navigating compliance and how Flagstar has evolved to thrive in a lower-delinquency environment. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News.

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The Road Ahead for Legal League 100

As leadership of the Legal League 100 passes to a new Chair in the form of Roy Diaz, he and departing chair Neil Sherman discuss past accomplishments and future goals of the association with DS News. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now.

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PACE Financing Risks—A Fresh Look

PACE solar panels

Property Assessed Clean Energy financing has so far allowed more than 220,000 homeowners to make “green” improvements to their properties. A new report takes a closer look at whether PACE could impact increased chances of tax foreclosures.

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Debt Practices and the Downward Poverty Spiral

debt

A four-state collaborative of nonprofits has released a new report examining how state systems of debt collection, fines, and fees can create ‘downward spirals’ for low-income communities. Click through to read the full report.

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The State of Re-Performing Loans

A recent webinar took a deep dive into re-performing residential loan valuations, with insights from three subject-matter experts. Click through to view a full recording of the presentation.

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The Week Ahead: Checking in With the Fed

Federal Reserve

On Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. ET, the Fed will release the minutes covering the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, which convened last month on June 13. Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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