With $1.57 billion in assets, HAB Bank isn’t big — but it’s a community bank with global reach. The New York-based institution provides correspondent banking services for 140 banks in 20 countries, primarily in South Asia and East Asia. Saleem Iqbal discusses how HAB Bank competes in this global marketplace.
Bankers left commercial and industrial lending standards mostly unchanged amid weakening demand in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve’s senior loan officer survey released today.
The proposed update to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer eligibility includes new requirements for the servicing of Ginnie Mae mortgages.
The Coalition for Sensible Housing Policy—a broad group of financial, housing and community development stakeholders including ABA—yesterday wrote to the federal banking agencies urging them to delay the conclusion of a mandated review of the “qualified residential mortgage” definition and related provisions of the credit risk retention rule.
The IRS on Friday issued important guidance on how banks and other servicers of mortgage loans must report the deductibility of mortgage interest premiums.
U.S. birth and marriage rates—and the life expectancy of its young people—are falling. How should banks respond to America’s demographic disaster?
As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepares to conduct its five-year assessment of the 2013 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, ABA joined several other financial trade groups in an extensive comment letter detailing how the rule has imposed significant and unnecessary costs and liabilities on lenders.
The American Bankers Association joined several housing and financial trade groups in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency today highlighting concerns about recently proposed changes to uniform mortgage-backed security pooling practices used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
As the American Bankers Association has long anticipated, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger signaled in a letter to lawmakers last week that her agency will extend the temporary “GSE patch,” which grants Qualified Mortgage status to loans eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Speaking to attendees at a mortgage industry event in Kansas City, Missouri, today, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman expressed optimism about the trajectory of the housing market but raised concerns about the declining number of community banks remaining in the consumer real estate mortgage market.