December 2021

Pondering Powell

Mortgage Banker Magazine analyzes the choices facing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as the Fed navigates tapering its bond and mortgage-backed securities purchases amid spiking inflation, another COVID variant and other economic indicators. Plus, we look at the rush to renew NMLS licenses, and how property insurance costs will be affected by climate events, and not just on the coasts.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell
Cover Story
Fed Facing Fluctuating Facts

The Federal Reserve doesn’t set mortgage rates, but …

Analysis and Data
Rob Chrisman
Insurance costs poised to rise amid climate events
Property Insurance Costs Poised to Rise from Climate Events — And Not Only On The Coasts

Natural disasters hit Texas, Virginia and South Dakota the hardest in 2020

Analysis and Data
Toolbox on keyboard for fixing technology frustrations
The Twelve Days of Renewals

The 2021 Renewal season brought no holiday joy to either regulator or industry users

Regulation and Compliance
Bob Niemi
The Story Of Your Success
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