Sub-prise! Mortgages get looser despite tighter regulations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of Thrift Supervision have jointly issued the attached "Expanded Guidance for subprime lending programs." The issuance supplements the "Interagency Guidance on Subprime Lending" issued March 1, 1999.

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The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, along with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of Thrift Supervision (the Agencies), has developed expanded examination guidance on subprime lending. (See the attached interagency statement.)

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The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a set of events and conditions that led to a financial crisis and subsequent recession that began in 2007. It was characterized by a rise in subprime mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures, and the resulting decline of securities backed by said mortgages. Several major financial institutions collapsed in September 2008, with significant disruption in the flow of credit to businesses and consumers and the onset of a severe global recession. Government housin

they remain tight when compared to the days when lenders issued enough subprime loans to crash the U.S. economy. Christopher Thornberg, founding partner at Beacon Economics, said today’s market.

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Subprime lending. In finance, subprime lending (also referred to as near-prime, subpar, non-prime, and second-chance lending) means making loans to people who may have difficulty maintaining the repayment schedule, sometimes reflecting setbacks, such as unemployment, divorce, medical emergencies, etc.

Fannie Mae: Housing starts to triple by 2013 to nearly 1.5 million housing data wrap-up | Ketron Property Management, Inc. – The number of owner-occupied homes has fallen by nearly half a million units while the number of renter-occupied homes has grown by more than 1.5 million. This shift shows two trends: First, investors are scrambling to purchase foreclosed homes to convert them into rentals.