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Acqura Launches E-Modifications

Vantium Capital Inc., a private equity fund that invests in undervalued mortgage assets, announced today that its specialty servicing unit, Acqura Loan Services, has begun offering electronic loan modifications, or e-mods, to delinquent borrowers in an effort to improve and accelerate borrower acceptance and reduce loan modification timelines.

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Fed Cuts Key Interest Rate to Historic Low

The Federal Reserve yesterday slashed its benchmark federal funds rate – the overnight rate at which banks lend to each other – from 1 percent to a target range of 0 percent to 0.25 percent, the lowest rate on record.

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Fiserv Enhancements Support GSEs' New Loan Mod Program

Brookfield, Wisconsin-based Fiserv Inc., a provider of information technology services to the financial industry, today announced enhanced capabilities to its Home Retention Solutions offering – a system that helps financial institutions proactively identify and contact troubled borrowers with customized repayment solutions to try to keep them out of foreclosure.

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Fed Buys Mortgage-Backed Securities From AIG

The faltering American Insurance Group Inc. (AIG) said earlier this week that it has sold its portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) to a new financing entity backed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which was created in early October as part of the federal government’s bailout of the giant insurer.

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California Foreclosures Rebound After Impact of SB 1137

ForeclosureRadar, an online company that tracks California foreclosures and provides daily auction updates, issued its California Foreclosure Report for November 2008 today. Despite the clear impact that California State Senate Bill 1137 had on stemming foreclosure activity in September and October, November saw significant increases across all stages of the foreclosure process, the company said.

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