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Bank Failure & Foreclosure Stats

After four bank failures Friday, eighty banks have failed in 2011. At the current pace 100 will be closed this year, better than the 160 banks the FDIC closed due to insolvency in 2010 or the 139 that failed in 2009. According to Trepp, a CMBS and commercial mortgage data services provider, loans tied to

Bank Failure & Foreclosure Stats

After four bank failures Friday, eighty banks have failed in 2011. At the current pace 100 will be closed this year, better than the 160 banks the FDIC closed due to insolvency in 2010 or the 139 that failed in 2009. According to Trepp, a CMBS and commercial mortgage data services provider, loans tied to

58 failed banks In 2011. More bank earnings.

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FDIC’s Bair: Too Big To Fail Era Over. Really?!

Bank closures have slowed in 2011 versus 2010 but haven’t stopped. Forty-seven banks have failed year to date, including two on Friday. I guess that these two banks weren’t “too big to fail.” Departing FDIC chairman Sheila Bair says the era of too-big-to-fail banks isn’t just ending, it’s already over. Really? A few weeks back

Linkage: Mavericks Win, NBA Loses

Congrats to the Mavericks who won the NBA championship last night. Too bad the NBA isn’t flying as high. And neither is Greece. Nor are most other countries by Roubini’s outlook. Nor home sellers who are financing buyer loans. It’s all in today’s links. -How NBA owners lost $300m this year (Bill Simmons via ReformedBroker)

Move Your Money? Well, Maybe Later.

Before the financial crisis, some say banking was too concentrated and clubby. Now, many say that it is even more so, especially since many banks are failing while Chase, Citi, BofA, and Wells are growing. And big banks aren’t really trying to boost service with lower fees and paying higher rates on checking accounts. So

Jumbo Loan Importance Grows As Fannie & Freddie Trim Loan Limits

It’s almost a certainty that the super-conforming loan level in the higher-priced areas will indeed drop to $625,500 from $729,750 on October 1. Here are new loan limit memos from Fannie Mae and FHFA, and here’s an an MSNBC story on jumbo loan implications. Aventur Partners & Aventur Mortgage Capital are turning some heads in