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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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Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac Adjust Fire after Taylor Bean’s Demise

Ginnie Mae, the guarantor of mortgage-backed securities, tapped Bank of America to service about $25 billion in Federal Housing Administration receivables seized from mortgage firm Taylor, Bean & Whitaker last week, according to media reports.

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Former HUD Asst. Secretary Joins Ocwen

Subprime mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corporation announced Thursday that Steven B. Nesmith has joined the company as SVP and assistant general counsel for strategic and government initiatives. Nesmith was most recently a partner at Holland & Knight where he served in the affordable housing, financial services, and international trade practice areas.

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