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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wells Fargo: Department of Justice Not Playing Fair

Crying Foul Wells Fargo has recently cried foul, claiming that the Department of Justice’s latest lawsuit against it in the Southern District of New York violates the terms of a settlement agreement Wells had previously reached with the federal government. And not just any settlement; Wells Fargo is referring to the infamous “Robo-signing” “deal” among… Continue Reading

Loan Originators Be Warned: Not All Errors Justify Buyback Demands

At last week’s Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual conference in Chicago, Bob Siegel and I attended a panel discussion on “preventing buybacks.” Virtually the sole focus of that session was on steps that loan originators can take to reduce the likelihood of errors in the origination process. Accuracy, and elimination of errors, should of course be… Continue Reading