Quarterly Update: July 2017

By Garrett D’Alessandro, CFA, CAIA, AIF® The American presidential election and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom (UK) demonstrated the beliefs of millions of citizens in both countries that their governments were...

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HMDA – The Temporary Financing Exclusion

Among the various alphabet soup of state and federal laws and regulations relating to mortgage origination and loan servicing, one that had previously escaped the notice of many California private lenders is the Home Mortgage...

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CYBER FRAUD: E-mail Compromise on the Rise

In recent years, the financial services industry has seen a dramatic increase in account takeover schemes. In 2015, total losses due to account takeover more than doubled while total losses related to business e-mail compromise...

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Sticktly Strickland

Fishing can be fun and relaxing, but nowadays if it is spelled phishing, it is anything but. Wikipedia defines phishing as “the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card or account...

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5 Changing Elements in Fix-and-Flip Finance

Change and upheaval constitute Fix-and-Flip Finance today. FinTech (High-Tech Lenders) companies, Wall Street and others have entered the Fix-and-Flip lending arena with an avalanche of capital. This new capital benefits...

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