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Fannie Mae Issues $100B in Green Bonds

Fannie Mae hit a major milestone in 2021 as it has now issued $100 billion in green, multifamily mortgage-backed securities (MBS).  The GSE began issuing the MBS 10 years ago to support sustainable and affordable housing for residents in properties financed through its Green Building Certification program ...

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Heading Full Steam into 2022

As the days grow shorter and the year draws to a close, the real estate market is heading full-steam into 2022 and bringing record high prices with it.  Looking ahead to 2022, Zillow has released a list of predictions about what one could expect in the near ...

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Patrick O’Brien Appointed Cenlar Director of Business Discovery

Cenlar FSB, a national mortgage loan subservicer and federally chartered wholesale bank, announced the appointment of Patrick O’Brien to the business development team as Director of Business Discovery.  As Director of Business Discovery, O’Brien will support Cenlar clients, and engage with the marketplace to determine where Cenlar can add value ...

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A Ticking Timebomb

While flood damage is estimated to increase by 61% over the next 30 years, rates of flood insurance coverage lag behind—a mounting threat for property owners. Natascha DeVries, VP, Account Management at ServiceLink National Flood examines this impact.

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Fannie Mae Moves To AWS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, has announced that Fannie Mae, a source of financing for mortgages in the U.S., is using AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in housing. Fannie Mae uses the breadth and depth of AWS capabilities, ...

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CPFB Issues New Rule on LIBOR-Linked Accounts

A criminal London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rate-setting conspiracy that implicated major international banks has resulted in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalizing a rule to transition away from the LIBOR interest rate index for all consumer financial products starting in 2022.  The rule establishes how creditors must select replacement indices for existing ...

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Empowering Call Centers in the Digital Age

Delivering a great customer experience has become more challenging than ever. Stephen Staid of Sourcepoint discusses how to empower call centers and associates with technology that ensures every borrower interaction is a positive one.

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