Australian hedge fund Basis Capital has proposed splitting its surviving fund in two to save the business, which has been hit by its exposure to risky credit derivatives, the Financial Times newspaper reported.
Britain will raise depositors' protection on their savings to 35,000 pounds, finance minister Alistair Darling will say on Monday after the country suffered its first bank run in more than a century last month.
Stricken British mortgage lender Northern Rock has borrowed a further 5 billion pounds ($10 billion) from the Bank of England, the Financial Times reports.
Recent comments by CNBC’s Jim Cramer have revived a debate over whether home prices have hit bottom or will continue falling.
Shares of Sallie Mae recovered some ground on Thursday, as traders bet that the endangered $25 billion deal to take over the student lender could be renegotiated at a lower price.
Standard & Poor's, under fire for its role in the U.S. housing market meltdown, is taking steps to ensure its ratings are sound and is reviewing its rated transactions more frequently, the credit rating agency told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Late payments on U.S. home equity lines of credit rose to a 5-1/2 year high in the second quarter of 2007 but delinquencies on many other types of consumer loans fell, the American Bankers Association said Wednesday.
Not one institution took up the Bank of England's offer of a 3-month loan on Wednesday in a sign credit conditions are easing and because the money only came at a punishing interest rate.
Merrill Lynch's subprime mortgage unit, First Franklin Financial, could cut about $100 million from the brokerage's third-quarter profit on an impairment charge, a Wall Street analyst said Tuesday.
Countrywide Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo said Tuesday the largest U.S. mortgage lender is "out" of the subprime business, apart from offering home loans eligible for purchase by government-sponsored enterprises.
Nationstar Mortgage, the subprime unit of Fortress Investment Group, said it is no longer accepting new loan applications from brokers, a signal the lender is winding down operations.
Troubled British mortgage lender Northern Rock has taken legal advice about whether to pay out a 59 million-pound (US$119 million) dividend to shareholders, the Financial Times said on Monday.
Three leading hedge funds are planning a break-up of beleaguered British bank Northern Rock, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.
An affiliate of billionaire investor Wilbur Ross has offered to buy bankrupt American Home Mortgage's loan servicing unit for a price expected to be more than $400 million, court papers filed on Friday show.
Stocks rallied sharply during the week after the Federal Reserve surprised investors with a deeper-than-expected interest-rate cut.
Freddie Mac’s CEO, Richard Syron, told CNBC that the home-loan provider needs to be able to invest in jumbo loans for about two years in order to help remedy the subprime crisis.
Bear Stearns said Thursday its profit plunged 62 percent in the third quarter, as turbulence in the debt market and wrong-way bets on mortgages hurt the investment bank's credit portfolio and bond business.
The Bank of England denied on Thursday it had performed a U-turn over its stance on not bailing out markets in the Northern Rock case.
Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke told a key House leader this week that any move to raise the limit on the value of mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy should only be temporary.
Wells Fargo Chairman Richard Kovacevich said Wednesday the U.S. mortgage industry will recover following further short-term pain, led by better-diversified lenders less exposed to market vagaries.