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Lenders Show ‘Tepid Optimism’ in Business Outlook

Along a one to 10 scale with one being "much worse" and 10 being "much better," 34 percent of respondents said they expected business conditions to be "a little better" in six months (a six on the scale), while 22 percent said they expected business conditions to be "a little worse" (a five on the scale), the Collingwood Group reported.

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Lenders: Increasing Mortgage Availability Not Worth Regulatory Risk

In a poll conducted by the Collingwood Group throughout October, 71 percent of mortgage lenders said the odds of them lowering credit score requirements for borrowers are between "somewhat" and "extremely unlikely," with several saying they feel their standards are already relatively low and that they generally follow the credit parameters set by agency investors.

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Business Outlook Grim Among Mortgage Professionals

Many mortgage professionals believe the outlook for their business in the next six months is "grim," according to a report from the Collingwood Group. Only 30 percent of mortgage industry professionals surveyed for the report believe that business conditions will be better in the next six months, while 41 percent said conditions will stay the same and 29 percent said they believe conditions will be worse.

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Housing Leaders to Come Together to Shine Light on Servicing

The 2014 Five Star Conference and Expo will feature an important industry event hosted by Brian Montgomery, former Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner and current chairman of the Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based mortgage lending business advisory firm.

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