Mortgage rates

GSEs' new refi fee will hurt borrowers most

08/20/20

The higher charge on mortgages refinanced through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is supposed to cushion against a crisis but could contribute to one as the fees are passed on to struggling consumers.

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Housing groups seek change to FHA loan restriction on student debt

08/05/20

An industry coalition wants to ensure borrowers who took out certain types of loans to fund their education aren’t locked out of access to historically low mortgage rates.

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Why the pandemic isn’t scaring away first-time homebuyers

06/08/20

One segment of the market, at least, has proved more resilient than many feared early on in the crisis.

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Mortgage lenders tighten screws on credit in echo of 2008

05/08/20

Mortgage rates are at record lows, but borrowers hoping to take advantage are running into the toughest loan-approval standards in years.

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Auto loan market divides; have banks set aside enough for bad loans?

05/04/20

Lenders are throwing money at buyers with stable jobs while making it harder for weak borrowers to get loans; $50 billion in loss provisions may not be enough and could stifle lending.

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N.Y., California want more regulation; bank stocks hammered again

03/17/20

The governors want more regulatory power as federal oversight slips; U.S. and European banks dropped sharply Monday as coronavirus-related problems multiply.

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More coronavirus challenges for banks; RBS delays

03/12/20

Bankers express confidence despite coronavirus concerns, while consumers ponder cash needs; U.K. will hold off unloading its 62% stake in bank.

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Mortgage activity rising after Fed's emergency rate cut, Truist chief says

03/10/20

While clients are uneasy about the spread of coronavirus, Kelly King touted the added volume his company has seen from lower rates.

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Dimon has emergency heart surgery; Waters wants two off Wells' board

03/06/20

The JPM CEO is “recovering well” as the bank’s two co-presidents assume control; the House finance chairwoman says the bank board members neglected their duty.

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JPMorgan shifts scores of workers to mortgages to handle boom

02/28/20

Demand for home loans has been strong in recent months and is expected to increase coronavirus fears push rates lower.

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