The mortgage delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 60 days or more delinquent on their mortgages) continued its robust decline, falling for the 11th straight quarter to 3.36% at the end of Q3 2014, according to TransUnion’s latest mortgage report.
On October 20th, shortly after the release of our last mortgage blog, FHFA Director Mel Watt announced that mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would start backing loans with down payments as low as 3%. This announcement has received mixed reviews to say the least.
Green Tree Servicing, LLC, a national servicer of residential mortgage loans, will pay Vermont consumers a total of $55,250 for the company’s debt collection practices and late payment of property taxes. Green Tree will also pay $176,750 to the State.
A new TransUnion study found that the consumer loan wallet – the composition of loans that people typically carry – has materially changed for both the youngest and oldest segments of the population during the last decade.
Delinquencies declined nearly across the board in the second quarter, falling in nine out of 11 categories as the economy improved and consumers responsibly managed their finances, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Monday announced that it has taken action against Michigan-based Flagstar Bank for violating the CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules by illegally blocking borrowers’ attempts to save their homes.
A federal judge last week certified a class action that accuses a mortgage services company of violating the FDCPA by leaving a message on a door hanger for a consumer to call a specific number. The note made no mention of the debt, although it was left specifically for that purpose.
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will propose a bill Wednesday that changes many key provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) including a reduction in the time negative information can stay on credit reports and the removal of accounts in collection once paid off.
Last fall, Bank of America entered into a $32 million settlement to resolve a TCPA lawsuit over debt collection calls the bank made within its credit card and mortgage units. It has been called the largest TCPA settlement ever. Late last month, the judge in the case drastically lowered the amount of money the plaintiffs’ attorneys will see for their work in the final settlement approval.
How can ARM companies know where their market opportunities exist in the five to ten year time range? We all know that credit card debt is slowly recovering from recent lows and student loans are growing at a silly rate. But what about everything else?