Understanding the Securitization Process and the Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

Securitization is a complex series of financial transactions designed to maximize cash flow and reduce risk for debt originators. This is achieved when assets, receivables or financial instruments are acquired, classified into pools, and offered as collateral for third-party investment. Then, financial instruments are sold which are backed by the cash flow or value of … Read more

Understanding the Securitization of Subprime Mortgage Credit

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Reports In this paper, we provide an overview of the subprime mortgage securitization process and the seven key informational frictions that arise. We discuss the ways that market participants work to minimize these frictions and speculate on how this process broke down. We continue with a complete picture … Read more

Wells Fargo Sues Wells Fargo? You can’t Expect a Bank that is Dumb Enough to Sue Itself to know why it is Suing Itself…

Wells Fargo Sues Wells Fargo? Fox News Interviews Al Lewis of Dow Jones about it… You can’t expect a bank that is dumb enough to sue itself to know why it is suing itself. Yet I could not resist asking Wells Fargo Bank NA why it filed a civil complaint against itself in a mortgage … Read more

Lender’s Refusal to Modify Loan May Have Violated Borrowers’ Fifth Amendment Right of Due Process

LYNNE HUXTABLE and JEFFREY A. AGNEW, Plaintiffs, v. TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, et al., Defendants. Case No. 09cv1846 BTM(NLS) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA   December 23, 2009, Decided December 23, 2009, Filed OPINION ORDER DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS On  [*2] September 21, 2009, Defendants National City Bank and PNC Financial … Read more

Florida Chief Justice Peggy Quince Issues State Wide Mandatory Foreclosure Mediation Order

Final Report and Recommendations on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases TALLAHASSEE — Facing the nation’s worst foreclosure crisis, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince has Ok’d recommendations from a panel of experts to order foreclosure cases into a new “managed mediation” program where debtors could try to negotiate their way out of losing their homes. … Read more