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Nonbank Lenders Becoming Draw for IT Professionals

Quicken Loans was recently ranked the No. 1 large company to work for in the information technologies industry for the fourth year running. The added popularity of nonbank lenders in both the market and the employment sector has been attributed in part to not being tied down to the same regulations banks are and having more opportunities to originate different types of loans. By the end of 2016, six of the nation’s top 10 lenders were nonbanks.

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Supreme Court: Secondary Markets Not Subject to FDCPA Regulations

On Monday, a unanimous Supreme Court decision could have vast implications for the mortgage and loan industry, particularly the secondary market, unless the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is amended by Congress. The petitioners brought their case in front of the Supreme Court in an appeal of the 4th Circuit Court ruling in favor of the respondent. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion since his conferral to the Court.

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CalyxSoftware to Host Second National User Conference

CalyxSoftware announced that registration is now open for CalyxVision 18, the company’s second national user conference. CalyxVision offers the unique opportunity for lenders and brokers to receive Calyx software training. Attendees will learn practices from Calyx software experts to help increase their company’s productivity and maximize profitability.

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The Week Ahead: FOMC to Meet Wednesday

The Federal Open Market Committee and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Board of Governors are set to meet Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14, in Washington D.C.. It will be their fourth meeting of 2017. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors, is scheduled to give press conference at 2:30 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday.

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New Buyers Unafraid to Jump into the Housing Market

With the increasing popularity of mortgage insurance, a 20 percent downpayment may not be status quo anymore for those looking to become homeowners. First-time homebuyers account for nearly half of total homes purchased in the first quarter of 2017, a number that is expected to rise. They are also exploring other options to obtain homes.

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Fannie Mae Sheds 3,400 Delinquent Loans in NPL Sale

After nearly a month of marketing, Fannie Mae has sold off more nonperforming loans totaling $581 million in unpaid principal balance. This is the company’s 10th nonperforming loan sale to date. In a continued effort to reduce the number of delinquent loans in its portfolio, the lender has unloaded about 3,400 notes.

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LoanCare Announces Adam Saab as COO

LoanCare announced that Adam Saab has assumed the role of EVP and COO. Saab had previously held the position of SVP at PNC Mortgage where he was responsible for core servicing for all mortgage and consumer products for the bank, as well as for the home lending integration as PNC combined the mortgage and home equity products onto the Black Knight MSP platform.

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Tiffany Malm-Ruiz to Oversee REO at USRES

U.S. Real Estate Services, Inc. (USRES) announced Monday that Tiffany Malm-Ruiz has joined the USRES Management team. Malm-Ruiz will be responsible for the oversight and management of the REO Division alongside Gene Shibata, REO Supervisor, and is in charge with REO client relations, compliance adherence benchmarking, procedural analysis/audit, policy review/analysis, and other managerial responsibilities. Her experience boasts a broad understanding of mortgage servicing, operations, and vendor and asset management.

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JPMorgan Chase to Undergo Leadership Changes

JPMorgan Chase COO Matthew Zames will be stepping down from his role after 13 years, the bank announced on Thursday. Zames had a crucial role in guiding the bank during the financial crisis and is credited with raising suspicion over Bernie Madoff a year before his eventual arrest. Zames has long been assumed as a potential successor to Dimon, and the news of his stepping down has led to much speculation of who else may be in the running . . .

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