Sketchy force-placed insurance cause HSBC to have to pay homeowners back

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Property owners in Massachusetts who were sold this coverage through dubious practices will receive $2.7 million. HSBC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has now agreed to pay a total of $4 million as a result of its force-placed insurance practices, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. This payment was the outcome of a settlement in a case in which HSBC was accused of inappropriate practices. These practices related directly to its sale and management of force-placed insurance. It involved allegations that HSBC had been receiving various forms of…

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New mortgage insurance unit spin-off is added to AIG’s current goals

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American International Group has made the decision to look into a spin-off of that branch of its business. American International Group (AIG) is now in the midst of the pursuit of a spin-off of its existing mortgage insurance business, according to several reports based on sources who are familiar with the matter. This new strategy from the insurance company could come at precisely the time that goes up against Carl Icahn. Despite the attempts that the company is seeking to make to spin-off its mortgage insurance business – which made…

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Layoff insurance is thriving in the current economic situation in Alberta

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Residents of the Canadian province are paying about $50 per month, per person, just in case. A new form of standalone layoff insurance is increasing in popularity in Alberta, Canada, and this is being seen as a fresh indicator that an economic downturn has made its way into the province. Thousands of layoffs have already occurred in the province, particularly within the energy industry. In response, an insurer is hoping to be able to profit and help people at the same time, providing them with both peace of mind and…

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FHA set to reduce mortgage insurance premiums

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Federal agency has plans to significantly reduce mortgage insurance premiums in the near future The U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced plans to cut mortgage insurance costs. The move is part of a larger endeavor that involves making it easier for families to purchase homes throughout the country. The FHA has a program that offers those with modest incomes the chance to purchase homes. This program is designed to support those that do not have enough money to make a significant down payment on a property. Insurance coverage for…

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FHA mortgage insurance rates to be slashed in 2 weeks

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As of January 26, premiums on a loan from the Federal Housing Administration could be cheaper. The Federal Housing Administration has now released the details of its intentions to lower the premiums on mortgage insurance, in an announcement that followed closely on the heels of the unveiling of President Barack Obama’s intentions to give the first time home purchasing market a boost. There will be considerable reductions in the insurance rates that will be charged on FHA-insured loans. For instance, when it comes to 30 year mortgages that have been…

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Luxury home mortgage insurance is being offered by fewer players

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The CMHC has announced that it will no longer be offering coverage for these high end properties. Among the recent cuts that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp has been making, and that have been toping insurance news headlines in the country, is one of the latest that includes the elimination of luxury home mortgage insurance products. The properties that will no longer be covered will be those that cost $1 million or more. The CMHC has stated that as of July 31, it will no longer be providing luxury…

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Mortgage insurance no longer offered to condo developers by CMHC

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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has announced that this coverage will no longer be available. A recent statement from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has revealed that the organization will no longer be providing mortgage insurance to condo developers in order to assist in financing new building construction. This doesn’t come as very much of a surprise to many in the insurance industry. The reason that many are simply shrugging their shoulders at the decision by the Crown corporation is that it hasn’t actually offered any of…

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