Interest rates

  • Banking giant to pay $1.6bn to settle FHFA stoush by MPA

    Deutsche Bank will shell out more than $1.63bn to settle claims brought against it for MBS sales to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

  • What could slow down the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage rates are set to rise as the Fed cuts back its mortgage-backed securities purchases. The question is, how fast does the Fed intend to wind the bond buys down?

  • What could speed up the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a press conference Wednesday that the Fed would most likely continue to wind back purchases, $10bn at a time over the next several meetings of its rule-making committee. However, he said, that decision was more of a flexible guideline than a hard-and-fast policy


Is TILA-RESPA a good or bad thing long term?