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Freddie Mac’s Streamlined Refi Program Is Nothing New: Barclays

Rock-bottom interest rates and less-than-encouraging economic data have kept mortgage-backed securities (MBS) investors worried about what the government could do next to prop up the ailing housing market, with the latest concern stemming from a recent announcement by Freddie Mac, according to Barclays Capital. The GSE has issued a new servicing guide detailing an ""easy refinance"" option with loan-to-value ratios up to 95 percent and $2,000 cash back to the borrower. Barclays says the program ""is everything but new.""

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Securities Unit of Bankrupt Capmark Lands with MountainView

MountainView Capital Holdings recently announced that it has acquired the fixed income broker-dealer arm of the bankrupt commercial real estate lender Capmark Financial Group. Capmark sold off its North American loan origination and servicing businesses to Berkadia Commercial Mortgage at the end of last year, and its real estate equity advisory subsidiary, Capmark Investments, to Trecap Partners in March 2010.

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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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