Banker's Toolbox Announces — ACQUISITION OF LOAN LOSS RESERVE POWERHOUSE, MAINSTREET TECHNOLOGIES
Banker's Toolbox, Inc., leaders in compliance solutions for financial institutions, announced the acquisition of Georgia-based MainStreet Technologies (MST). MST is an industry leader in the loan risk management space. This acquisition adds to a strong and growing portfolio of compliance-related solutions and will continue to enhance the value Banker's Toolbox brings to both their customers and the industry. (Read full press release here.)
Fannie and Freddie refinance volume down
The FHFA has reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 245,620 refinances in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 253,135 in the third quarter. FHFA's fourth quarter Refinance Report also shows that 1,390 loans were refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing the total number of HARP refinances to 3,494,395 since inception of the program in 2009 and completion on December 31, 2018.