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Sep 27

Good news: 1/3 of mortgage applicants rejected

Posted by Stephen Taub in sub-primeRiskmortgagescredit scoresCash

Stephen Taub

Take near historical low mortgage rates, combine it with a huge drop in home values and a glut of homes for sale, and what do you get?

A new housing boom, right? You would think.

Sep 17

Countrywide lawsuit cleared for trial

Posted by Stephen Taub in sub-primeSecurities and Exchange CommissionsecmortgagesCountrywide Financialcompliance

Stephen Taub

One of the most high profile players in the subprime lending crisis is going to trial in October.

A US District Judge in Los Angeles denied a motion to dismiss the civil charges against three former top executives at Countrywide Financial Corp.--Chief Executive Officer Angelo Mozilo, chief operating officer and president David Sambol and chief financial officer Eric Sieracki.

Aug 02

New Century execs settle sub-prime charges

Posted by Stephen Taub in sub-primeSecurities and Exchange CommissionsecNew Century Financialcompliance

Stephen Taub

For the second time in two days, the Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges stemming from the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

The regulator Friday said three former officers of New Century Financial-one of the poster children of risky mortgage lending-settled charges that certain SEC filings contained false and misleading statements regarding its subprime mortgage business.  The three individuals--Brad A. Morrice, the former CEO and co-founder; Patti M. Dodge, the former CFO; and David N. Kenneally, the former controller--agreed to pay out more than $1.3 million in disgorgement and penalties while agreeing to the terms of the settlement without admitting or denying the allegations in the Commission's Complaint.

The SEC alleged that New Century's second and third quarter 2006 reports and two late 2006 private stock offerings contained false and misleading statements regarding its subprime mortgage business. The complaint also claims that Morrice and Dodge knew about certain negative trends in New Century's loan portfolio from reports they received and that they participated in the disclosure process, but they did not take adequate steps to ensure that the negative trends were properly disclosed.

Jul 22

GM to boost sub-prime growth

Posted by Stephen Taub in sub-primeRiskleasingGeneral MotorsDealscomplianceautomakers

Stephen Taub

Uh oh. Here we go again.

Merely hearing the word "sub-prime" is enough to make you squirm. But, put it in the same sentence as "automaker" and suddenly you want to puke, or sell all of your equity investments.

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