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On The Money: How new mortgage disclosure rules may affect buyers

...closing table with information they weren't prepared for," said David Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.AVOID CAUSING DELAYSMaking changes to loan terms after the closing countdown has begun could require lenders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-09/money-how-new-mortgage-dis
Scuttlebiz: Georgia's banks see profits rise in third quarter

...payments on time. These are all good signs for our state," said Joe Brannen, the president and CEO of the Georgia Bankers Association.Nationally, the numbers were more subdued ? only a 7.3 percent increase. U.S. banks earned $43 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-05/scuttlebiz-georgias-banks-
Blanton became chairman of banking group Tuesday

...Blanton was installed as chairman of the American Bankers Association during its annual convention in Los Angeles. He...as chairman of its state affiliate, the Georgia Bankers Association, in 2004.Blanton began his banking career as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-10/blanton-became-chairman-ba
Here's why Americans are getting new credit and debit cards

...of sale in the U.S., but an increase in fraudulent transactions made it clear more was needed. The American Bankers Association estimated that bank account fraud cost the industry $1.74 trillion in 2012, the most recent year for which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/heres-why-americans-are-ge
Shift from refinancings to home mortgages is increasing in Augusta

...lenders a year to write loans worth that much, and refis were less than half the total, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association trade group.After six months of lower interest rates this year, the average rate for a 30-year conventional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/shift-refinancings-home-mo
Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

...gusta market and eventually agreed to acquire First Bank," Wiley said.Brinson is a past chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association and the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the board of directors of the Augusta Eco no mic Development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-30/augusta-banker-named-presi
Americans getting new credit cards with chips

...would often pay out of pocket to cover any fraud that happened on their customers' payment cards. The American Bankers Association estimated that bank account fraud cost the industry $1.74 billion in 2012, the most year the data is available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-12/americans-ge
Biz Bits

...JAMES GAYAward/honor: Named one of the Top 10 producing loan officers in Georgia for 2015 by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia. PATTI CORNETTEAward/honor: Named resale and listing agent of the month for February from Prudential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/biz-bits
US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

...would-be buyers to wait until they have more choices. Weekly mortgage applications fell 13.2 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last Wednesday.Affordability has become a problem as prices have climbed at a faster clip than incomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/us-home-sales-plunge-49-pe
Going rogue

...of businesses.And it's confusing everyone, according to David Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, by "issuing dense and complicated rules and then declining to provide written supervisory guidance to clarify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-04/going-rogue