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Bank of America CEO Took Pay Cut in 2014

Bank of America CEO Took Pay Cut in 2014

Moynihan was awarded $13 million in stock and cash last year, according to the bank’s proxy statement released Thursday. That was down from the $14 million he received in 2013. And again, the head of the firm’s investment bank, Thomas K. Montag, was paid more than his boss. Montag was awarded $14 million in compensation, down from $15.5 million in 2013.

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Bill Seeks to Create Fannie, Freddie Escrow Account

Bill Seeks to Create Fannie, Freddie Escrow Account

The bill, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), seeks to “amend the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 to establish a secondary reserve fund for a housing enterprise under conservatorship to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing downturn, and for other purposes."

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Yahoo Introduces Mortgage Rate Calculator

Yahoo Introduces Mortgage Rate Calculator

Yahoo has quietly launched a mortgage rate calculator on their site, making it the second search engine to do so. Google launched its mortgage calculator in February, but Yahoo’s new tool is bigger and better than its Google predecessor. Now, these might just be the first of many calculators to hit the internet.

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Senate Democrats Respond to Senate Budget Amendments

Senate Democrats Respond to Senate Budget Amendments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) said the GOP had put financial protections “in the center of the bull's-eye” with their new budget proposal. Warren, joined by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota), criticized the GOP budget Wednesday, targeting particular ire at a provision that calls for lawmakers to set the funding levels for the CFPB.

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House Panel Pass Bills to Tweak Dodd-Frank, CFPB

House Panel Pass Bills to Tweak Dodd-Frank, CFPB

The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) approved 11 bipartisan bills today, aimed at providing community banks and credit unions some regulatory relief. According to HFSC Chairman Jeb Hensarling, since the introduction of the Dodd-Frank Act, banks have been struggling to survive due to stricter regulation.

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Report Shows Mortgage Rates Are Down

Report Shows Mortgage Rates Are Down

The FHFA index showed the effective interest rate on all mortgage loans was down 12 basis points in February from the month prior. The February rate was 3.92 percent down form the January rate of 4.04 percent. The effective interest rate accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage.

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Wells Fargo to Cut 1,000 Servicing Jobs

Wells Fargo to Cut 1,000 Servicing Jobs

Employees at the office work with U.S. residents who were behind on their home loan payments. In an emailed statement, Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that as the economy has improved over the last two years, fewer customers have become delinquent on their payments, and fewer customers have needed assistance to stay in their homes. The company says it will continue to offer assistance to borrowers facing financial hardship.

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Mortgage Applications Reach Highest Level Since January

Mortgage Applications Reach Highest Level Since January

“Purchase application volume picked up for the week and on a seasonally adjusted basis reached its highest level since January 30, 2015, and continues to run about 3 percent ahead of last year’s pace,” MBA Chief Economist Mike Frantantoni said. “Low mortgage rates and more importantly continued improvements in the job market are the likely drivers behind this increase.”

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