June 13, 2014

S&P: Future of Private-Label RMBS Uncertain

By David Reiss

S&P has posted an Executive Comment, Lifted By Improving Economic Conditions, The U.S. Leads The Global Securitization Rebound–But Headwinds Remain. It concludes, After surviving its first severe test, the market for securitization is slowly emerging from a sharp downturn, demonstrating … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014

Watt’s up with Fannie and Freddie

By David Reiss

There has been a lot of press coverage of FHFA Director Watt’s first public speech since taking on his job. Watt emphasized that we must ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate in a safe and sound manner.  It … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

May 13, 2014

Reiss on High Loan Fees

By David Reiss

CRM Buyer quoted me in On-Premises Banks Stick It to Walmart Customers. It opens, Walmart customers who use the banking services provided inside the chain’s stores are among the highest payers of fees — especially overdraft fees — in the … Continue reading

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May 13, 2014 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

April 16, 2014

Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable?

By David Reiss

Researchers at the World Bank have posted Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? A Meta-Analysis of the Literature.The abstract reads, This paper presents a systematic and comprehensive meta-analysis of the literature on financial education interventions.  The analysis focuses on financial … Continue reading

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April 8, 2014

Reiss on New Residential Real Estate Exchange

By David Reiss

NationSwell quoted me in Can’t Afford a Down Payment? Let Investors Help You Buy Your Home. It reads in part, Enter PRIMARQ, the world’s first residential real-estate equity exchange — a soon-to-launch venture of San Francisco entrepreneur Steve Cinelli. Can’t … Continue reading

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April 8, 2014 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

March 27, 2014

Paternalism or Consumer Protection?

By David Reiss

Adam Smith (not that one) and Todd Zywicki have posted Behavior, Paternalism, and Policy: Evaluating Consumer Financial Protection to SSRN. It opens, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is one of the most powerful and least accountable regulatory agencies in … Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

March 20, 2014

CFPB Strategy on Mortgage Data

By David Reiss

The CFPB released its Strategic Plan, Budget, and Performance Plan and Report which provides a good summary of what the Bureau has done to date. I was particularly interested in this summary of its work to build a representative database … Continue reading

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March 20, 2014 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments