Big Banks Reaping Big Benefits From HARP Refinances

Big Banks Reaping Big Benefits From HARP Refinances

Following the collapse of the housing market in 2008-9, many homeowners who owed more on their mortgage than their property was worth were either ineligible for the federal government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program, or were made to jump through hoops by banks who wanted to discourage people from refinancing into lower-interest loans. But recent rule changes have turned HARP into a favorite of the big mortgage servicers. [More]