Only paid $1.5 million for destroying Northern Rock

People have an amazing ability to justify anything in their minds. ‘Abilities’ is defined in the free dictionary as “The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something.” Our emphasis is on the financial. (perhaps it should be on the power to accomplish something?) Positive …

Clinton campaign manager was director for failed subprime lender

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign manager, Maggie Williams, earned about $200,000 on the board of a Long Island subprime lender that charged prepayment penalties — a practice that Clinton, a critic of the subprime industry, now seeks to eliminate. Williams, who took over the reins of Clinton’s campaign in early February, served as a director on …

Broad overhaul of regulators needed

One point is perfectly clear after the subprime debacle, which is the need for federal-level regualtors that will actually do something. Finger pointing is frustrating for consumers and mortgage holders. Recently we received a report of a mortage holder who was bounced from the OCC to the FTC, later to be told that the FTC …

Hillary Clinton owes subprime industry too many favors

We strive to stay away from individual politics. There are times, however, when issues such as subprime are politicized by those who think they know what is best. We reported a few days ago on Hillary Clinton’s latest idea. Our article – Clinton’s desire to protect lenders is questioned – also drew immediate fire from …