Your Property Appears to be the Federal Reserve Gold Standard

American Homeowners and GSE Shareholders – WAKE UP! The Treasury and GSEs hold the toxic MBS with inflated appraisals, flawed/fraudulent financial products, forged paperwork – and its what’s backing the Federal Reserve. Your property is their Gold Standard. #AuditTheFed
Is it any wonder why HAMP was a scam when you realize this? Now you can understand why you could never get a modification – when the servicers told you to miss 3-4 payments in order to qualify. Sounds like they intended to put you into default, doesn’t it? Is this why nobody wants to talk about wrongful foreclosures and toxic (worthless) property assets – would that bring down the Fed? Continue reading

OneWest “is not above the law” – No Merger For You! Bravo Helen Kelly!

OneWest “is not above the law,” said Helen Kelly, a 67-year-old former Minnesota state prosecutor that spoke out during a public hearing on a proposed merger with CIT Group and asserted she encountered difficulties with the lender when she wanted to modify the terms of her mortgage on her Pleasanton, Calif., house. She then compared bankers to an “Ebola virus” that had spread to contaminate homeowners.

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Fed Recognizes Foreclosure Abuse – Admits Errors (well, some of them anyway)

Press Release

FED ReportRelease Date: July 7, 2014

The report released today provides information on the process for the review of the foreclosure files during the IFR and file review results, including servicer error rates during the IFR, up to the time the IFR was replaced. The report also contains updated information on direct borrower payments and other assistance from the Payment Agreement and discusses the Federal Reserve’s ongoing supervision of corrective actions the mortgage servicers are required to implement. The report focuses primarily on servicers regulated by the Federal Reserve. Continue reading

Sense on Cents Book Review: All The Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins

By Larry Doyle – Book Review:  All The Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins

Prins bookWhile all too much of our analysis of market developments comes to us in the form of sound bites and snippets, leave it to the great writers of our time to provide real depth and study of the business and political relationships that ultimately impact all of us.

I recently completed reading just such a study, All The Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins. The author is not only a Wall Street insider but also highly regarded for her prior books and well documented written and spoken commentaries.

I very much had the sensation of sitting in on a semester long tutorial in Financial and Political History while working my way through this book. Continue reading

Little to NO Sympathy for Big Banks – New York Times

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NYT no sympathyIt’s no fun to be a banker these days. It is not just the increased regulation. It’s the lack of trust.

“At what point does this stop?” asked Gary Lynch, the former director of enforcement for the Securities and Exchange Commission who has gone on to jobs with many leading Wall Street firms and is now global general counsel at Bank of America.

He was referring to the escalation in penalties being levied on banks, culminating in the $13 billion JPMorgan Chase was forced to pay for a series of transgressions. Continue reading

The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives

TruthDig posted the latest Ellen Brown, Web of Debt examination of the financial market.

highrisk-435x235The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives

Five years after the financial collapse precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, the risk of another full-blown financial panic is still looming large, despite the Dodd Frank legislation designed to contain it. As noted in a recent Reuters article, the risk has just moved into the shadows: Continue reading

OCC – Correcting Foreclosure Practices

Correcting Foreclosure Practices – Updated August 28, 2013

foreclosure_review_cartoon1While cruising the Internet looking for the status of a particular bank, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Independent Foreclosure Review website jumped into view. The OCC website is worth an examination even though the Submission Window is closed (way too early IMHO) as there are numerous CONSENT ORDERS made available for viewing. 

Of course the accused financial and/or financial related companies never admit or deny the the “Findings” from the examination by the: Continue reading

Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks

Under the Dodd-Frank Act “losses will be assigned to shareholders and unsecured creditors. …as a depositor in a bank, under the law –
YOU ARE an unsecured creditor.”

banker_debt_web“The Leveraged Buyout of America” by , Author, Web of Debt, Public Bank Solution; President, Public Banking Institute

Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts.

They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money? Continue reading

Wall Street Shows Its Ass Again

Why Wall Street & Co. Will Do Anything to Stop Eliot Spitzer from Championing the Public Interest

wall-street-bullWeb of Debt blog / By Ellen Brown
The latest post from the AlterNet
Spitzer as comptroller: Good for New York, good for women, terrifying for Wall Street abusers.

Before Eliot Spitzer’s infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks. It may not be a coincidence that the revelation of his indiscretions with a high-priced call girl came less than a month after he published a bold editorial in the 
Washington Post titled “ Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime: How the Bush Administration Stopped the States from Stepping in to Help Consumers.”  The editorial Continue reading