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OCC Announces Bank, Federal Savings Association Growth in South

Financial conditions are improving in the Southern United States, according to a report released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The report, which details the performance of national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs), showed that nine states in the OCC’s Southern District showed improvement in 2014. Those states included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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Index Reveals Strong Over-55 Housing Market

Despite the HMI’s positive overall outlook, however, the index for single-family housing sales actually dropped by one point over the last quarter, decreasing from 59 to 58. According to the Emrath, this was likely due to a drop in buyer traffic, caused by rough winter weather throughout many parts of the country.

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Preliminary Report Shows Q1 Net Income of $34 Million For Ocwen

The company's Q1 2015 preliminary revenue of $510.4 million represents a 7 percent year-over-year decline, and preliminary income from operations dropped from $202.1 million in Q1 2014 down to $132.1 million in Q1 2015. Meanwhile, preliminary cash flow from operating activities for Q1 totaled $323 million, a year-over-year increase of 65 percent.

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Survey Reveals Gaps in Credit Health Awareness

More than half of those surveyed were not aware that overdue bills could impact their credit score, and only 37 percent said they were confident that their current score could help them accomplish their personal goals. Sixty-six percent said they would like to improve their credit score over the next year.

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CFPB, Maryland AG Strike Against ‘Pay-to-Play’ Mortgage Kickback Scheme

Specifically, the complaint said that Genuine Title offered purchasing, analysis and consumer data to loan officers and created mailers on the officers’ behalf. In exchange for this, the officers then referred buyers to Genuine’s closing services. Loan officers also allegedly received cash payments through their individual companies.

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