Basel II may prompt mortgage market consolidation

Tower says that mortgage lenders in both markets are presently changing their approach to business on a fundamental level. Mortgage origination has typically been viewed as a domestic business, with local brokers and retail loan officers sourcing loans that are underwritten by local or regional lenders. But Tower says global financial services institutions are now expanding their mortgage lending operations across borders through acquisitions and joint ventures.

Tower says that, as a result

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Calibrating interest rate curves for a new era

Dmitry Pugachevsky, director of research at Quantifi, explores why building an accurate and robust interest rate curve has considerable implications for a broad range of financial operations – from setting benchmark rates to managing risk – and hinges on…

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