A reverse mortgage can indeed be a big boon in retirement, providing needed income and improving your financial security. But reverse mortgages are not without some drawbacks and dangers.

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Never Utter These 5 Things When Closing on a Home [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 12, 2017, 12:55 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

You’re sitting at a conference room table with your agent, the sellers of the home you are buying and their agent, just about to initial dozens of pages of documents and put your signatures on the dotted line to complete your purchase of a new home.

That may be your plan, but the sellers probably have an emotional attachment to the house and saying something like this is not what they want to hear.

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NEW DELHI: Country’s biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) announced its financial results on Friday with deteriorating asset quality. However, the lender reported nearly three-fold rise in consolidated net profit with improvement in financial ratios.Shares of SBI were trading 4.40 per cent down at Rs 283.50 around 1.50 pm (IST).

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The nation's biggest lender fell as much as 5.9% to Rs 279 after provisions for soared.

The public- sector lender posted a 20% fall in first-quarter profit on a standalone basis.

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The latest report cards from Singapore three home-grown lenders reinforced expectations that the banking sector in one of the world's primary financial centers has seen its worst.

Yet, shares of all three banks were in the red on Friday after Southeast Asia's largest lender, DBS Group Holdings, rounded up the sector's earnings season with a warning that asset quality could deteriorate in the coming quarters due to continued weakness in the oil and gas segment.

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Continued pain at Societe Generale's domestic retail division and a decline in the profitability of its global banking arm during the second quarter was partially mitigated by strong growth in the French lender's overseas retail banking operations.

Meanwhile, costs at the division shot up by 3.7 percent year-on-year, outpacing the higher end of earlier guidance, as efforts to transform the business continued apace.

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If there is a run on the bank, any bank in the EU, you better be among the first to get your money out.

Although it’s your money, the EU wants to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Runs at Failing Banks.

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Lender drags 7 firms to NCLT for insolvency process [0.01]

Posted on July 21, 2017, 7:15 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

In all these accounts, is the sole lender. The bank made a provision of Rs 130 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year and it planned to make a provision of Rs 365 crore for the whole year for these accounts, Kishor Kharat, managing director & chief executive officer, said.

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The Hyderabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday appointed an interim resolution professional (IRP) to initiate insolvency proceedings against Deccan Chronicle Holdings in a petition filed by Canara Bank , one of its lenders.Canara Bank said Deccan Chronicle Holdings, which publishes Deccan Chronicle, Financial Chronicle and Andhra Bhoomi, had defaulted to the tune of Rs 723 crore. The NCLT bench, which last fortnight admitted the petition of Canara Bank filed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), heard the arguments of the media house and its lender and pronounced its orders on Wednesday.The bench has appointed the interim resolution professional to manage day-to-day affairs at Deccan Chronicle and convene meetings of all creditors to find a resolution to revive the media house's operations within 30 days.

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Australia on Wednesday ordered the country's biggest banks to raise capital for the second time in two years and signalled further action to shore up their burgeoning mortgage books, potentially squeezing shareholder returns.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has now ordered the big banks to boost capital twice since 2015 as it seeks to make the sector impregnable to global shocks.

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Tuesday: Homebuilder Survey [0.16]

Posted on July 17, 2017, 11:58 p.m. by Calculated Risk @ [source]

Mortgage rates are largely dictated by movements in bond markets--specifically mortgage-backed securities (MBS). This results in rates moving lower.

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The government is working on a consolidation agenda with a view to creating 3-4 global-sized banks and reduce the number of state-owned lenders to about 12, an official said.The 21 public sector banks would get consolidated to 10- 12 in the medium term, the official said.As part of a three-tier structure, the official said, there would be at least 3-4 banks of the size of SBI , the country's largest lender.Some region-centric banks like Punjab and Sind Bank and Andhra Bank will continue as independent entities while some mid-size lenders would also co-exist, the official added.Last month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government is "actively working" towards consolidation of public sector banks but declined to provide details, saying this was a price-sensitive information.Enthused by the success of SBI merger, the finance ministry is considering clearing another such proposal by this fiscal if bad loan situation comes under control by then.According to former RBI governor C Rangarajan , the system will have some large banks, some small banks, some local banks and so forth. The merged entity began operation with deposit base of more than Rs 26 lakh crore and advances level of Rs 18.50 lakh crore.The government in February had approved the merger of these five associate banks with SBI.

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There are any number of reasons that your home-buying plans can go awry.

The folks at Realtor.com spoke to a number of real estate pros who came up with a list of eight common — and dumb — mistakes that home buyers could make.

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The Reserve Bank of India is learnt to be wary of peerto-peer lending platforms offering any FLDG , or first loan default guarantee, cover to institutional lenders for any lending they do through these technology startups, said sources familiar with the discussions.FLDG cover is a common way of protecting the interest of lenders who lend money to micro finance institutions or non-banking finance companies NBFCs ) and the magnitude of cover depends on banks' risk appetite.The RBI in its preliminary consultation paper on P2P lending had mentioned, “The platforms will be prohibited from giving any assured return either directly or indirectly. Experts say such guarantees or covers might go against the intentions of the central bank.“Depending on the risk appetite of the lender, they seek for a FLDG cover from these lending startups, or might also seek for collaterals,“ said a senior banker who manages digital initiatives of a private sector lender.

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Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) was founded more than 40 years ago in 1972 by former Chairman of the Board, Don Foss. By being an early mover, Credit Acceptance Corp. had an almost unlimited ability to grow quickly and develop a strong moat around its business - a moat that still protects this business today.

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Whether you realize it or not, your credit score can have a major financial, and even non-financial, impact on your life.

Most of us are probably familiar with the correlation between our credit score and the ability to secure a mortgage or a new credit card.

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Delays in distribution restorations are common. So are delays in market valuations of recoveries.

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Lender perception and industry reality could be very different.

Other issues such as other debt due, cost overruns, and whatever else concerns the lenders might complicate the loan negotiations.

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MUMBAI: Mid-sized private sector lender RBL Bank today said that it will be raising Rs 1,680 crore to augment its capital base for regular lending activities and for potential acquisitions.The bank's board approved to issue over 3.26 crore shares of Rs 10 face value to a group of 10 investors at a price of Rs 515 per share totalling to Rs 1,680 crore, it said in a statement.The share sale is subject to standard regulatory approvals and also those from shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting on August 4, it said. Others who have reported so include Yes Bank (over Rs 4,000 crore under-reporting), Axis Bank (over Rs 3,000 crore) and ICICI Bank (over Rs 5,000 crore).

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NEW DELHI: The initial public offering ( IPO ) of AU Small Finance Bank got off to a tepid start on Wednesday, with the issue receiving 3 per cent subscription till noon on Day 1 of the bidding process.As per data available with NSE, the issue received combined bids for 12,38,528 shares against the total issue size of 3,76,95,520 shares.AU Small Finance Bank raised Rs 563 crore on Tuesday by allotting 1.57 crore shares to 34 anchor investors at the upper end of the price band of Rs 358 per share.The public issue of small finance bank, primarily serving low and middle-income individuals and businesses, will close on Friday.Brokerage Centrum Broking noted that the lender primarily serves low and middle-income individuals and businesses that have limited/no access to formal banking and finance.The lenders operated in three business segments, where vehicle finance accounts for 50 per cent of AUM, micro, small & medium enterprises 30 per cent and small & medium enterprises 20 per cent. Over FY15-17, the lender’s gross AUM saw a 39 per cent CAGR resulting in 58 per cent PAT CAGR during the same period.“At the higher end of the price band of Rs 358, the issue is priced at 5.3 times its FY17 adjusted book value.

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