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 foreclosure prevention
The FHFA released its First Quarter 2019 Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 38,968 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2019, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,322,804 since September 2008. The report also shows that 38 percent of loan modifications completed in the first quarter reduced borrowers' monthly payments by more than 20 percent. The Enterprises' serious delinquency rate dropped to 0.71 percent at the end of the first quarter. This compares with 3.45 percent for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, 1.87 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA) loans and 1.96 percent for all loans (industry average).