April 14, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Congress is back from recess and its schedule puts many bills (see March 31st Tuesday’s Round-up)  impacting financial institutions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

April 3, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports

By Serenna McCloud

Fannie Mae’s Housing Forecast for March Predicts Steady Growth for 2nd Quarter of  2015 Through Year End Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Mortgage Metrics Report Shows a Decline in Foreclosure Rates for the 4th Quarter of 2014 U.S. … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Study, The Color of Wealth in Boston Finds, Disparities In Wealth Across Asset Classes and that Non-Whites Are Significantly Less Likely to Own a Home and Hold Mortgage More Debt When they Do The NYU Furman Center … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory and Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

On March 26th the The House Financial Services Committee approved 11 bipartisan bills designed to help strengthen the economy and consumer choice by “relieving community banks and credit unions from some of the harmful regulatory burden imposed by Washington,” these include: … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports

By Serenna McCloud

Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Report on the Progress of Implementation of its Strategic Plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships House Republicans Budget Plan “A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America,” Would Change Funding for process for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau … Continue reading

March 19, 2015

Thursdays Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Citilab Calculates and Charts the Number of Years of Income it Would Take for the Average Household to Buy a Home in Metro Areas Across the Country CoreLogic’s Equity Report Finds Millions of Homes Still In Negative Equity Situation Fannie … Continue reading

March 17, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Supervisory Highlights Details Deficiencies in Mortgage Origination in Supervised Institutions Federal Housing Finance Agency Issues Final Rule Regarding Federal Home Loan Bank Capital Stock and Capital Plans