Kroll: Regulators, policymakers need to get with the times on originating, servicing

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The present report was prepared by the MDG Gap Task Force, which was created by the Secretary- General of the United Nations to improve the monitoring of MDG 8 by leveraging inter-agency coordination..

The head of the mortgage bankers association (mba) has a message for federal regulators and elected officials: Stop living in the past when it comes to dealing with the nation’s home loan originators.

Kroll’s Jerome Hauer (a long time personal friend of ex-FBI Counterterrorism & Osama bin Laden expert John O’Neill) hired O’Neill as head of security for the WTC. Kroll had also managed the bunker in WTC 7 for Rudi Guiliani, and Kroll’s board of directors shared one peculiar member in common with AIG; that being Frank G. Wisner Jr., son.

Kroll has backed out of an assignement to rate a long-delayed securitization of Lending Club personal loans. While there is no official word on the reasons for Kroll’s withdrawal, one source said it might have wanted more credit enhancement than the issuer wa willing to supply.

Kroll: Regulators, policymakers need to get with the times on originating, servicing Connection between lending volumes and interest rates largely broken

Movement Toward Wholesale Regulation of Loan Servicers. the urgent need to develop national standards for originating, selling and servicing mortgage loans.. Servicing standards need not be.

We are in abnormally good times. Usually we have three or four bank failures per year. That happens and it is a normal part of the business cycle. We have been in what I like to call the best of times this year. This is the new abnormal. At some point we will get back to normal."

Policymakers will certainly find opportunities to improve current regulations and practices; the status quo will need to change in some areas. But, as we will see, and as foreshadowed previously, tradeoffs suggest that policymakers will want to be extraordinarily careful in addressing perceived inadequacies in the current environment.

New home sales fall 0.3% in October New-Home Sales Fall 8.1% in October. The median sales price of a new home fell a record 13.9% in the month to $194,900, the lowest level since 2003. October’s median new-home sale price was 9.4% lower than in the year-earlier month. New-home sales declined in most areas of the U.S., led by a 23.9% drop in the West,

"As investors in securitized products, we need to all actively participate to make the future of the industry more transparent and incentivize all parties in the process of originating, structuring, rating, placing, servicing, and investing to be fully aligned and accountable."

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