HUD down-payment policy harms first-time buyers


The agency’s new guidance would limit some nonprofits’ ability to help borrowers pay their down payments, leading to higher home costs.


Facebook will block loan, housing ads seen as discriminatory


As part of a settlement with the National Fair Housing Alliance and the American Civil Liberties Union, the social media platform will no longer allow certain advertisers to target users by age, gender or ZIP code.


House lawmakers still divided on flood insurance reforms


The House Financial Services Committee debated legislation Wednesday to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, but no clear solution emerged.


PayPal CEO's lofty digital payments vision; Danske’s troubles grow


Dan Schulman predicts digital payments market may reach $100 trillion; the bank exiting Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.


Meeks of N.Y. to chair House financial institutions subcommittee


The Financial Services Committee also announced the head of a newly created subcommittee on diversity and inclusion.


Five House freshmen to watch on housing issues


Several new members of the House Financial Services Committee with backgrounds in housing could use their experience to address Chairman Maxine Waters' top agenda items.


Goldman still blames former banker for 1MDB; Morgan Stanley disappoints


Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon sticks to rogue banker defense in scandal; bank misses earnings, revenue estimates.


Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown


A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.


Will Q4 bank earnings surprise?; Credit cards rule payments world


Some big investors think the recent selloff in bank stocks is overdone; despite new ways to pay, credit cards still dominate.


Will 2019 bring long-awaited GSE reform?


After 10 years of conservatorship, the new year could finally usher in big steps toward housing finance reform.