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CampusMBA Offers Course in Loss Mitigation

All the turmoil in today’s mortgage banking sector has made the need for qualified loss mitigation professionals much more poignant. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says its education platform, CampusMBA, is prepared to meet this need through the launch of a new instructor-led workshop focusing on the practice of loss mitigation.

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HOPE NOW Applauded for Rolling Out Project Lifeline

The HOPE NOW Alliance—a national network of mortgage servicers, nonprofits and housing counseling agencies—received praise from U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., today for their quick implementation of Project Lifeline.

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Subprime Crunch Hurts GMAC in 2007

GMAC Financial Services, a financial services company, said it experienced a net loss of $724 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 and an annual net loss of $2.3 billion for the entire year. The financial services giant blames troubles experienced at its lending subsidiary Residential Capital, LLC, (or ResCap) for the company’s many losses last year.

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Clayton Holdings Agrees to Help Wall Street Probe

Shelton, Connecticut-based Clayton Holdings Inc., a platform dedicated to providing advanced analytics for lending firms, capital market institutions and investors, confirmed with DSNews.com on Monday that it will be assisting the New York Attorney General’s Office in its case against major Wall Street firms, who are accused of not properly disclosing risky subprime loans to investors.

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BofA Hits Bump Over Loss Provisions

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America Corp.) announced this week that its net income declined 29-percent between 2006 and 2007, and its diluted earnings per share dropped 28-percent. According to the lender’s 2007 earnings report, BofA’s net income hit $14.

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ProVest Names Jim Ward President

Tampa, Florida-based ProVest, a provider of foreclosure services, has named Jim Ward president. Ward, who previously held the position of vice president of operations, will be responsible for business development, as well as information technology and operations.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary: Economy Still Healthy

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told reporters Wednesday that he remains confident the underlying U.S. economy is healthy and that all its troubles are largely contained, according to a report from Bloomberg News.

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