Tags: NULL A banker-free dystopia: affordable houses in SW3 and cut-price Astons whatsapp GO on, admit it, I won’t tell anyone. Don’t you think, if you’re being honest with yourself, that London would be a better place if we weren’t the financial capital of the world? Just imagine it. Houses in Chelsea and Hampstead would become affordable to mere mortals – anyone for Cheyne Walk? The Flaming Ferraris, the £45,000 dinner bills, the red braces, basement swimming pools, inequality and even sexism itself would be banished. Bonuses would no longer make you green with envy, because they would just be a faded, painful memory, like over-the-counter derivatives. The housing crisis – permanently solved as Canary Wharf and the Gherkin are all turned into surprisingly affordable flats. Second-hand Aston Martins picked up for a song by key workers as City traders pawn them off, and tables available once more at Chez Nicos. The bankers got their just deserts, with a whole industry of spivs given the Nick Leeson lesson. A mass exodus to Frankfurt, New York or Singapore? Bring it on. Bliss would it be in that dawn to be alive. But to be young, very heaven! It is true that as a young trendy lefty economics correspondent of the Observer covering London and Frankfurt vying for the crown in the 1990s, I used to enjoy shocking people by saying that I wished Frankfurt would win so I could afford to buy a house. It was a joke, of course, but it was surprising how many people nodded vigorously in agreement. And they still would. There is no doubt that many people don’t really want London to continue to be the financial capital of the world. It is a strain of thought that underlies much debate about financial services, but is so shy it only usually comes out in polite society as a question. If you warn in a broadcast interview that London’s position as a financial services capital is threatened, then quick as a flash you are asked: “What’s the problem with that?” Only militant unions and their more green-eyed fellow travellers openly say we don’t want the bankers here. But many mainstream politicians are pretty sympathetic to the idea that we need fewer bankers. Just listen to their rhetoric – when they indulge in banker bashing, do they balance it by saying that of course we mustn’t overreact and it is in our interests that London must retain its position as a financial capital? Only a few notable exceptions – such as the Chancellor – do. I trust – gentle reader of City A.M. – that I don’t need to rehearse with you the reasons why we should want London to remain the world’s financial capital (except to mention the £60bn paid in tax, and the 1m UK jobs). But persuading the rest of the country that we should want this is fundamental to reaching a new settlement over financial services. If people secretly want bankers to leave, then they are never going to worry about bashing them too hard while they are still here. If they ain’t leaving, the medicine ain’t working, is the thinking. It is essential that the public, commentariat, and political class support the principle of London remaining a global financial capital. And that means bankers must worry about public opinion. Before the crisis it didn’t really matter if they followed the Millwall strategy – “no one likes us, but we don’t care”. Bankers may not worry about what the public think, but the politicians who dictate tax and regulation do. Financial services companies shouldn’t stick their heads in the sand, but should embrace the British public. Once we decide as a country that our clear, unequivocal long term goal is that we want London to remain as a financial services capital, then all else follows. Taxation and regulation won’t be the products of short-term domestic political tactics, but of a long term strategy of ensuring that London has a competitive and predictable regime that will encourage global financial services companies to invest here. Out goes unilateral punitive action, replaced by an internationally co-ordinated response. The global banking chiefs based in New York or Shanghai, recoiling in horror at the banker bashing in London that is unparalleled in any other financial centre, ask us this simple question when they are making their investment decisions: “Does London actually want to retain its position?” So go on: say you want London to remain a global financial capital. You know that you do. 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Friend of Rudolph Bell Sr. stands with Rev. Cortly “CD” Witherspoon.WW photo: Sharon BlackRepresentatives of the Baltimore Peoples Assembly gathered for a vigil and protest in front of the boarded-up house that Rudy Bell Sr., a homeless veteran, had made his home at 1607 W. Lexington Street. This was also where he was shot to death by Baltimore city police on Aug. 18.Bell is the 10th person killed by Baltimore police since the beginning of this year. Neighbors said he suffered from schizophrenia. A neighborhood resident, who knew Mr. Rudy, as he was affectionately called, spoke from the microphone displaying a handwritten petition of those who protested his killing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Benefits A Preview of Goodies to Come at the Upcoming Master’s of Taste in the Rose Bowl STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7:44 pm Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet for Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 5, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., on the field of the Rose Bowl, you might want to. Last year it sold out and is likely to again this year. To whet your appetite enjoy a few creations from participating chefs that Pasadena Now got to try in the locker room of the Rose Bowl.Masters of Taste 2020 will take place on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 and is a 21+ event. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and General Admission will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Masters of Taste 2020, please visit www.MastersofTasteLA.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 94 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 23, 2016 1,220 Views Home / Daily Dose / Non-Profit Gets in on Freddie Mac’s Delinquent Loan Sale About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Nationstar Mortgage Non-Performing Loans Non-Profits Freddie Mac Nationstar Mortgage Non-Performing Loans Non-Profits 2016-03-23 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Non-Profit Gets in on Freddie Mac’s Delinquent Loan Sale Related Articles Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Dispelling Myths Around Millennials and Homeownership Next: It’s Still All About the Inventory Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Democratic lawmakers and housing advocates have been calling for the GSEs to sell non-performing loans (NPLs) to non-profits and Community Development Financial Institutions, and on Wednesday, they partially got their wish.Freddie Mac announced as part of a $1.4 billion NPL sale that the winning bidder in two of the pools was Community Loan Fund of New Jersey, Inc. Of the 6,816 deeply delinquent loans sold as part of the auction, 296 of them were included in the two pools sold to the non-profit. According to Freddie Mac, the first pool consisted of 113 loans in Miami, Florida, that were an average of 57 months delinquent, with $27 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB). The second pool consisted of 183 loans in Tampa, Florida, that were an average of 51 months delinquent, with $37.6 million in UPB.Those two pools were sold as Extended Timeline Pool Offerings (EXPOs), which are smaller, geographically-concentrated pools of loans that target participation from smaller investors, including non-profits, minority- and women-owned businesses, neighborhood advocacy funds, and private investors who are active in the NPL market, according to Freddie Mac.The transaction consisted of seven pools total: the two EXPOs and five Standard Pool Offerings (SPOs). The winning bidders in the SPO auctions were LSF9 Mortgage Holdings for three of the pools and Rushmore Loan Management Services for two of the pools. The loans in the seven pools combined were an average of four years delinquent.In March 2015, Freddie Mac’s regulator, FHFA, announced enhanced guidelines for NPL sales by the GSEs aimed at achieving better outcomes for borrowers. Bidders must identify their servicing partners and must complete a questionnaire demonstrating a record of successful loss mitigation. Servicers must apply a “waterfall of resolution tactics” before resorting to foreclosure. Given the deeply delinquent status of the loans, many of them have already been evaluated for are in various stages of loss mitigation. According to Freddie Mac, 34 percent of the aggregate pool balance of loans were previously modified and then became delinquent.In early March 2016, a group of 45 members of the House of Representatives led by Mike Capuano (D-Massachusetts) wrote a letter to HUD Secretary Julián Castro and FHFA Director Mel Watt suggesting improvements to the agency NPL sales programs, including disqualifying “bad actors” from the process and making the programs more transparent. Democratic lawmakers and housing advocates have complained that private investors, to which a majority of the agency NPLs are sold, are more concerned with making a buck than they are with achieving the best outcomes for borrowers and neighborhoods.Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, wrote a letter to Castro and Watt urging them to reject calls to change the agency NPL sales programs, saying that any changes may pose a threat to taxpayers. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe
Top StoriesWest Bengal Post-Poll Violence : Supreme Court To Hear Next Week Plea For Compensation & Rehabilitation Of Victims, SIT Probe Radhika Roy21 May 2021 10:18 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear next week a plea seeking directions to stop/prevent the alleged State-sponsored violence in West Bengal in wake of the State Assembly elections results , as well as the constitution of an SIT to investigate the same and take appropriate action against the culprits in reported incidents.It further prays for the formation of a Commission for rehabilitation of displaced persons, compensation for loss of family members, property, livelihood, and mental and emotional agony. The matter was mentioned by Senior Advocate Pinky Anand before a Bench of Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai. Anand submitted that 1 lakh persons had been displaced in the violence that took place and there was a need to hear the matter. The Bench has accordingly listed the matter for next week.The petitioners are Arun Mukherjee, Debjani Halder, Prosanta Das, Paramita Dey and Bhupen Halder. As per the petition, Mukherjee and Halder are social activists, Das is a victim of post-poll violence on Kooch Behar district, Dey and Halder are advocates practicing in West Bengal whose homes and offices were destroyed by TMC workers. The plea, filed through Advocate Shruti Agarwal and drawn by Advocate Veer Vikrant Singh, submits that the Petitioners are aggrieved by the post-electoral violence in West Bengal “causing bombing, murder, gangrape, outraging of modesty of women, arson, kidnapping, loot, vandalism and destruction of public property, which led to a widespread fear and terror in the minds of ordinary residents of the State, ultimately forcing them to leave their homes”. It has further been averred that the police and the State-sponsored “goons are in cahoots” as the police has been a mere spectator, allegedly discouraging and threatening victims from filing FIRs and not investigating the cases. Despite the coverage of the violence by various media platforms and suo moto cognizance taken by various government organisations and autonomous institutions, the State Government has provided no support or assistance. “The Exodus of the people in West Bengal due to state sponsored violence has posed serious humanitarian issues related to their survival, where they are forced to live in deplorable conditions, in violation of their fundamental rights enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.” In light of the above, the instant plea has been filed. Last week, the Supreme Court had issued notice on a plea seeking SIT/CBI probe into the killings of two BJP activists, allegedly at the behest of Trinamool Congress, on the day of election results.TagsSupreme Court Post Election Violence Case West Bengal Justice Vineet Saran Justice BR Gavai Next Story