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Goldman Sachs Mortgage Relief Settlement Actions Near $1B

Goldman Sachs is approaching the billion-dollar mark for mandated consumer-relief actions stemming from two mortgage-related settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice and three states. Professor Eric D. Green, who serves as independent Monitor for the company’s consumer-relief agreements, ...

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Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities: Good News and Bad News

Issuance of home equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) rose to $1.2 billion in April 2018, according to a new report by New View Advisors, “a financial services firm advising clients on capital markets, product development and valuation, mergers and acquisitions, ...

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The Inventory Barrier

Low inventory continues to price potential buyers out of the market. However, despite a year-over-year low in contract signings, many are still trying to buy.

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Fitch Examines Top Servicers

According to the latest installment of Fitch’s U.S. RMBS servicer handbook, the American servicing landscape is undergoing significant shifts, much of it driven by merger and acquisition activity among servicers such as Mr. Cooper and Ocwen. 'Strategic positioning and M&A ...

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Ranking Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for the first quarter of 2018. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage ...

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Barclays Settles RMBS Suit

The British bank Barclays has reached a settlement with U.S. authorities over financial crisis-era transactions involving toxic residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) sold between 2005 and 2007. Under the terms of the settlement, Barclay’s agreed to pay $2 billion in civil ...

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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