By Kate Berry
Jan 22, 2014
A new report from Moody’s suggests that roughly a dozen regional banks are at risk of sustaining meaningful credit losses on home equity lines of credit that were originated in the boom years and are scheduled to reset over the next three years.
Analysts with Moody’s Investors Service are warning that banks face higher delinquencies and incremental losses on home equity lines because borrowers are susceptible to “payment shock,” when the loans start resetting after 10 years and the borrowers have to start paying both interest and principal. Continue reading at National Mortgage News.