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Industry, Lawmakers Faceoff with Regulators on QRM’s Default Impact

The debate over what constitutes a Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) is heating up, with a pivotal argument centered around whether or not the proposed QRM stipulations will actually lower the risk of default. In one corner you have the handful of regulators charged with putting the definition of QRM into the rule book, and in the other corner you have just about everybody else, with consumer advocates joining mortgage bankers in a rare showing, and congressional lawmakers standing firmly alongside them.

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Wells Fargo and U.S. Mayors Form Foreclosure Prevention Alliance

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage have joined forces to create a national alliance focused on foreclosure prevention, property disposition, homeownership promotion, and community development. The three-year initiative will address housing issues with strategies and outreach initiatives involving mayors and their constituents. With the challenges facing the nation, the parties say it is important that the private and public sectors work together on options that address cities' individual needs.

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