Subprime Lending


  • Lenders Near Deal With US on Foreclosure Claims Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    A $10 billion settlement to resolve claims of foreclosure abuses by major lenders is expected to be announced on Monday, sources said Sunday. The New York Times reports.

  • Housing Recovers, but the Repo Man Is Back Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Despite the overall drop in foreclosures, a huge backlog of homes already in the foreclosures process are finally going back to the banks in big numbers.

  • Subprime Housing Scandal     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    FHA is short $56 billion in reserves, with Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein; and SEIU activists are protesting outside Los Angeles Airport, with Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International president.

  • Tight Lending Is Choking Nascent Housing Recovery Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    The housing recovery can't gather steam until tight-fisted banks loosen tough lending standards put in place after the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression.

  • FSA Eases Bank Rules to Boost Lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:47 AM ET
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    Capital and liquidity rules for the biggest UK banks have been quietly relaxed in an effort to stimulate lending, a move that puts Britain at the forefront of a global experiment to use bank regulation to moderate the economic cycle.

  • No Signs of a Muni Bond Crisis: Lebenthal Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    The concerns about municipal finances are overdone, Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO of Lebenthal & Company, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • Municipal Default Rates Still Low: Lebenthal Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Despite concerns about ballooning public pension expenses, municipal defaults are still  relatively low, Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Company president and CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

  • Risky Mortgage Bonds Making a Comeback: Pro Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:48 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market is showing signs of recovery and investors should be looking at non-agency mortgages, the very asset class that prompted the global financial crisis, according to Gregory Perdon, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Arbuthnot Latham & Co.

  • Subprime & the Automakers     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    About 19 percent of all auto loans are subprime or deep subprime, according to Experian. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.

  • Standards for Subprime Lending Loosen     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Phil LeBeau discuss pursuing profit in subprime auto lending.

  • The 204% Rate Lender     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on a subprime lender charging up to 204 percent on its loans.

  • 'Golden Boy's' Big Short Bet on Housing     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    Josh Birnbaum, Tilden Park Capital founder & CIO, explains how his trades against the U.S. subprime mortgage market in 2007 made nearly $4 billion for Goldman Sachs, and weighs in on how to play a housing recovery.

  • Automakers Target Subprime     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    The average new car auto loan grew as consumers are expanding the length of their loan, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Japan: From Crisis to Renewal     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • Bonds a Safe Bet? 'Complete Baloney,' Paul Singer Says Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:32 PM ET

    Investors pouring their money into long-term government bonds are deluding themselves into thinking they're getting safety against economic turmoil, hedge fund titan Paul Singer said.

  • Auto Sales Up, Incentives Down?     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    Discussing incentive and subprime lending trends in the auto industry, with Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Lenders Getting Risky Again?     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing the state of banks and their subprime customers, with Craig Maurer, CLSA equity analyst and Scott Valentin, FBR Capital Markets analyst.

  • Lenders Again Dealing Credit to Risky Clients Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:44 AM ET
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    With the financial industry recovering and fee income reduced by new regulations, lenders are seeking to woo back less creditworthy borrowers. The New York Times reports.

  • Americans Hopeful About Housing?     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on new data out showing that Americans might be a little more hopeful when it comes to the value of their house.

  • Rise in Interest Rates Might Stall Housing     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the story on the rough road for housing and whether rising interest rates will impact the market.