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Why Is Mortgage Default Risk Rising?

The probability of default in a mortgage loan increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with 2017, according to recent data. Click through to learn what factors are responsible for the rise in default risk.

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The Rising Risk of Defaults in Refis

A recent report found that cash out refi loans at a higher risk of default than purchase loans. Click through to learn what’s causing refinance loans to have a higher stressed default rate.

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The Risk of Low Interest Rates

With uncertainty if the Fed will spike interest rates, some argue that low interest rates could be the cause of major lending risks. Read on to find out why.

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Asurity Technologies Announces Integrated Compliance Platform

Asurity Technologies, an enterprise formed to provide the financial services industry with RegTech solutions, announced its formation as an entity bringing together Treliant Solutions, LLC, Risk Management Solutions, Inc., and Mortgage Resources Group, LLC into an integrated compliance platform. According ...

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Mortgage Default Risk is on the Rise

On Thursday, VantageScore Solutions, LLC and TransUnion released the VantageScore Default Risk Index (DRI) for Q4 2016. According to the DRI, when it comes to default risk, mortgages pose a lower threat than auto loans, student loans, and bankcards with the DRI for these four categories came in at 85.4 (mortgage) , 89.3 (auto), 90.0 (student loans), and 96.8 (bankcards) respectively. Despite the lower default risk compared to other debt categories, mortgage risk is up quarter-over-quarter.

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Freddie Mac Prices Structured Agency Credit Risk

On Wednesday, Freddie Mac priced a $1.32 billion Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR), its largest STACR to date. Freddie Mac transfers a large portion of its mortgage credit risk on some groups of loans to private investors through STACR.

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Democratic Lawmakers Warn of Risks Posed by Repeal of Dodd-Frank Provision

The investigation conducted by the two lawmakers found that repealing Section 716 of Dodd-Frank allows banks to keep nearly $10 trillion in swaps trades on the books that would be “pushed out” to entities that are not insured with taxpayer funds, if not for the Dodd-Frank rollback. Section 716 was intended to prevent taxpayer bailouts of federally-insured banks with risky swap holdings.

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