Posts Tagged ‘John Allison’

Read the October 3rd issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Clay Chandler examines whether there is a megasite available for a new Hyundai plant. The MDA’s Leland Speed says there are no sites available. However, the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. executive director Wade Jones says the 1,400-acre Kewanee site is still available for Hyundai or anyone else that wants it. […] [...]

John Allison: A 40-year banking legacy

by Ted Carter Published: September 25,2011

Tags: banking, Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, John Allison

With combat in Vietnam behind him, John Allison came home to Mississippi in search of a new challenge. He found it at the state Department of Banking and Consumer Finance – industry expansions, contractions, booms and busts and everything in between. Allison retires Friday and takes with him an institutional memory that accounts for the […] [...]

Q&A John Allison, MS Banking Commission

by Stephen McDill Published: September 16,2011

Tags: banking, John Allison, Mississippi Banking Commission, savings & loans, Ted Carter

Health concerns faced by John Allison and his wife have led Allison to announce he will leave his post as Mississippi Banking commissioner Sept. 30. MBJ-TV recently caught up with the state’s chief banking regulator for a look back at his forty year tenure. [...]

Bank reform sets stage for state, federal regulator spat

by Ted Carter Published: August 7,2011

Tags: bank reform, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, John Allison

With the volumes of rule making required to fully implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, observers widely viewed the measure as a regulatory turf war waiting to happen. The waiting is over. The historic reform law, which went into effect July 21, will be the subject of many more months of rule making by federal […] [...]

Fed rule threatens the smallest Habitat affiliates

Squeezed by a federal law aimed at cracking down on mortgage fraud, dozens of Mississippi’s Habitat for Humanity chapters may soon be forbidden to transfer ownership of homes to low-income families. They face a July 21 deadline to comply with the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act, or SAFE, enacted in 2008. Training […] [...]

RVs, houseboats, mobile homes — all may require mortgage license to sell

by Ted Carter Published: May 15,2011

Tags: HUD, John Allison, Lemar C. Wooley, SAFE Act

Thinking about selling that motor home you have parked out back? Better either do it before July 21 or prepare to devote the time and money to become certified as a mortgage loan originator. Unless the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development tells him otherwise, Mississippi Banking Commissioner John Allison is using a broad […] [...]

FIGHT GOES ON

by Ted Carter Published: April 24,2011

Tags: Dean DeBuck, Jim Hood, John Allison, Tom Miller

Federal regulators have reached an initial settlement with the nation’s largest banks, but the deal will not stop a 50-state coalition of attorneys general from pursuing answers and possible penalties relating to a wave of flawed foreclosures that swept the country last fall, says Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, leader of the AGs coalition. The […] [...]

Foreclosure settlement could aid underwater Mississippians

by Ted Carter Published: March 20,2011

Tags: Gretchen Morgenson, Jim Hood, John Allison, MBJ FEATURE

A proposed $20-billion settlement to an investigation of fraudulent mortgage foreclosure practices across the nation could help underwater borrowers in Mississippi hang on to their homes through write downs on principal balances. But the wider price could involve a block to the state bringing further legal action on related foreclosure wrongdoings. Mississippi Attorney General Jim […] [...]

Bankers group encouraged by bid to quash debit fees cap

The American Bankers Association says legislation introduced in the Senate last Tuesday gives it hope that banks can avoid a pending cut in the fees they receive from merchants on debit card transactions. The so-called Durbin amendment, named after sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, mandates the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors put a cap […] [...]

Payday lending bill could jeopardize smaller lenders

by Ted Carter Published: January 16,2011

Tags: Dan Robinson, George Flaggs, John Allison, payday lenders

The 28 days the legislation gives borrowers to repay the loan would severely hurt cash flow of small, rural lenders, the payday-loan industry says If Mississippians want payday lenders to go away, state Rep. George Flaggs is giving them a lot of what they want, the lenders say. The Vicksburg Democrat and chair of the […] [...]

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