Job cuts hit hard in lending and mortgage industry

HSBC said it will also sell, shut or slim down retail operations in 39 markets, where operations are sub-scale and unprofitable and is looking to sell its U.S. credit card arm and shrink its network of 475 U.S. branches. HSBC’s move would be the latest in a wave of cuts announced by the global financial …

NY attorney general investigating eight banks

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation into eight banks to determine whether they provided misleading information to agencies that rate mortgage securities, The New York Times reported on Thursday. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office issued subpoenas late on Wednesday notifying the banks of his investigation, the Times reported on its …