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ICBA Expands Partnership with Wolters Kluwer

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has expanded its preferred service provider program with Minneapolis-based Wolters Kluwer Financial Services to include the company's Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Regulation GG tool kits, as well as the company's suite of Regulation CC products.

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New Year’s REO Solutions

Results-Based Strategies for Managing the Bulk of Business That '09 Left Behind -- First American's David Tiberio lays out effective solutions for addressing elevated levels of REO inventories in 2010 and 2011.

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HAMP Report Card Shows Only 31,000 Permanent Mods

Treasury released the highly anticipated progress report on the government's foreclosure prevention program Thursday afternoon - which for the first time includes details on the number of trial modifications each servicer has converted to permanent status - and as lenders warned earlier this week, the results were disappointing.

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Banks to Prepay FDIC Fees, Agency Mulls ‘Safe Harbor’ for Securitized Loans

It's no longer just a proposal the FDIC decided Thursday to implement a new payment structure for banks that requires them to prepay three years of insurance premiums. The agency also signaled that it is putting together new rules that would provide ""safe harbor"" protection for loans bundled in securities, essentially putting these assets out of the FDIC's reach if the selling institution goes under.

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