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Credit agency lowers rating on Tampa mortgage firm amid bankruptcy speculation
Tampa Bay Business Journal
S&P Global Ratings downgraded its ratings on debt held by Walter (NYSE: WAC), a Tampa mortgage firm that's seen a steep slide in its stock price as its financial performance worsened. Walter Investment Management has $2.13 billion of corporate debt.

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Arkansas Business Online

Roles Shift in Golden Bankruptcy
Arkansas Business Online
According to their bankruptcy petition, the Goldens are upside down on their Little Rock residence. The 4,600-SF house near the Country Club of Little Rock is encumbered by two mortgages totaling $928,647 while the property is valued at only $862,500.

United States: Lis Pendens Saves Equitable Mortgage
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently affirmed in Brooks v. J.P.Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. that an equitable mortgage established in litigation has priority over a pendente lite mortgage. The Lender filed an action to correct several deficiencies with ...

Meadville Tribune

Conneaut Lake VFD, main creditor reach tentative settlement in bankruptcy case
Meadville Tribune
Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2016 to reorganize its debts and remain in operation after Mercer County State Bank filed a mortgage foreclosure action against the department.

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Banks recover just 34% of mortgage debt in bankruptcy
Banks only recover 34% of the mortgage debt they are owed if the borrowers go bankrupt, new analysis has shown. Customers go into bankruptcy if banks reject insolvency proposals put forward by personal insolvency practitioners. The analysis has been ...

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Household Debt Near Recession Levels, But This Time's Different
The notion of the American Dream means something completely different today than it did to prior generations. Previously it represented the hope to own a home, work a stable job and send a kid to college, but to achieve that today requires copious ...


Credit Suisse Downgrades Retail, As Hedge Funds Prepare To Profit
In recent weeks, hedge funds such as Alder Hill Management have ramped up shorts against commercial mortgage-backed securities, while Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have recommended buying credit protection on the BBB- tranche of CMBS, ...

Fourth Circuit Hands Victory to Lenders in Chapter 13 Mortgage Case
The National Law Review
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—which covers federal courts in North Carolina—recently handed a victory to residential real estate lenders dealing with borrowers who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. The Bankruptcy ...

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United States: Mortgage Servicer Defeats Class Certification Over Collection Practices Allegedly Targeting ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
The Middle District of Florida recently denied a plaintiff's motion for class certification concerning claims that a collection agency illegally and intentionally sent collection correspondence to mortgagees whose debts already had been discharged in ...

Irish Independent

Banks are losing millions of euro as home owners go bankrupt
Irish Independent
Mr O'Brien said the number of people choosing bankruptcy is up. "What is surprising is that banks continue to suffer losses of 66pc on mortgage loans in bankruptcy when there are alternatives that would lessen these losses and keep families in their ...

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