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You have experience in handling the land registry and the court employees in order to speed up the client's affairs. Understanding the need to act quickly and effectively to maximize the recovery opportunities of the receivable along with the interest earned. Our goal is to work in close collaboration with our customers to better understanding their businesses and provide a tailor-made collection service that meets their needs.
If for any cause you have incurred a deficit and need to track the debtor and then take steps to collect the money due, we can also help you, whether by initiating insolvency proceedings, seizing profits or offsetting orders.
The latest insolvency proceedings are attracting mortgage lenders.
Floating interest rates began to decline as the prospects for sub-prime borrower activity deteriorated. This ranges from collective lawsuits against the lenders, advisers and specialists who initiated, packed and marketed the mortgage, to lawsuits by and against secondary market actors for the creation of securitisations, loan defaults and structured investments instruments that are wholly or partly dependent on the mortgage.
Such an area of spreading lawsuits are claims in the insolvency courts by and against the assets of mortgage lenders in connection with the finance and finance of the business of mortgage lenders. Below is an overview of several kinds of these cases: measures against borrower-lenders to reallocate credit revenues and transferservice privileges; measures to prevent pre-competitive transactions; measures to implement mortgage insurances; and measures to assess security.
Mortgage lenders (originators) who grant mortgages usually assign them to mortgage buyers (loan purchasers) in accordance with a framework purchase contract. Lending is then pooled in securitisation instruments. However, the authors reserve the right to make use of the credit and to charge a handling charge. During the sub-prime crisis, when credit began to fail, originators' business began to disintegrate.
The reason for this is that they were usually obliged to buy back those credits that had fallen out within a brief time frame after they arose (typically six months). In addition, originators are dependent on serving charges to finance their businesses. As a result of the fast credit default of borrowers, originators had large redemption commitments and lower service fee flows, which forced many of them into almost immediate insolvency.
As soon as the originators had declared themselves bankrupt, the buyers of the loans lodged claims in the context of the insolvency procedures (via a procedure for bankruptcy) in order to obtain sales with payments received before and/or after competition, which were confiscated by the originators but held back by them. However, despite the objection, these claims are usually decided either by a judicial decision or by an arrangement obliging producer debtors to hold accountable and surrender the monies they have confiscated.
In a similar way to a dispute requiring the revenue of recovered monies, these are claims that seek the assignment of service privileges away from the originators (or a statement that those service privileges were assigned prior to competition). Such lawsuits typically claim that if the originators are in default with their obligation to buy back defaulting exposures and/or have violated certain key financials, the borrowers have resulted in the originators' service privileges being terminated.
In the event that the serving privileges were ended prior to the competition, the first instance borrower has no privileges to further serve the loan and to recover serving charges. However, if the right to services is not ended before the competition, it becomes an assets of the bankrupt's assets after the submission of the case, and the automated deferment avoids that the loan buyer ends it one-sided.
Calyon New York Branch v. American Home Mortgage Corp. is a recent example of this kind of work. In this case, Calyon served as an agency for certain financial institutions that provided funding to American Home Mortgage Corp. When AHMC took out a mortgage, it would sell it to the intermediaries.
It was AHMC's obligation to buy back the credits within 180 workingdays, and then to assign the credits to discrete borrowers. However, AHMC kept the credit processing options. As a result of this contract, AHMC was able to obtain funding for the mortgage and maintained AHMC's exposure to credit risks. Calyon claimed in the complaint that it had informed AHMC that it was in arrears under the parties' purchase agreements and subsequently terminated AHMC's purchase agreements and service agreements.
Both before and after the insolvency, Calyon appointed AHMC to act as a temp service provider for the mortgage he still had. Calyon then requested that the borrower turn over the money confiscated and assign the credit records and service privileges to a new service provider. There are several rules in the Insolvency Code which exclude pension transactions from automated residence.
_GO ( See Insolvency Statute §§ 101(47), 362(d)(7) and 559.) Consequently, the CFI wondered whether the parties' arrangements represented repo transactions under insolvency law so that Calyon could cancel them and take action against the monies recovered and assign the service to them. For Calyon, in a win for Calyon, the tribunal found that the parties' buy-back contract was in line with the bankruptcy law for that period.
The service policy contract, however, did not match this notion. Accordingly, Calyon was able to terminate the pension contract and take action against the withdrawn assets but not assign the service privileges. Insolvency laws allow a borrower to prevent unregistered pledges on properties in which he has an interest.
_GO ( See Insolvency Statute §§ 544(a)(3)). At Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Adv. No. 07-51983 (Bankr. D. Del. Dec. 11, 2007), the borrower-preserver tried to use this authority to prevent the mortgage on real estate he was holding for the loan purchaser's advantage.
The Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. claimed that (a) as a servant of loan facilities maintained by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., it had excluded a number of mortgage claims; (b) at the date of its insolvency declaration, it was holding these excluded assets in its own name; and (c) although the mortgage claims were in Wells Fargo's possession, Wells Fargo had not perfectised its lien on the excluded assets.
However, Judge Walsh swept aside the question of tech property and found that even if the borrower owned the excluded property, it did so for the good of Wells Fargo. Accordingly, Wells Fargo, not the borrower, maintained the appropriate interest in the real estate. Most of the blame for the sub-prime disaster was laid at the originators' foot, putting them at blame for inappropriate, ruthless and even illicit credit granting techniques that enabled the borrower to obtain permission for credit that should never have been granted.
These claims are not only the object of a number of collective actions against the originators, but are also made to defend against requests for payments from the originators. At American Home Mortgage Inv. v. v. v. v. Triad Guaranty Ins. Corp. No 07-51747 (Bankr. D. Del. 5 November 2007), following the partly sealed claim, a mortgage insurance company refused to cover a number of defaulting exposures resulting, inter alia, from the originators' deceptive and/or negligence credit-proceedings.
After the sub-prime collapse, it became clear how thin the capitalisation of many originators really was. As the originators were holding the credits they had granted as security, the question was what was the security of the credits that made up their businesses when these credits stalled and the wholesale markets failed to resell them.
American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. Fall, American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. AHMIC claimed that Lehman Brothers' acts had infringed its agreement and attempted, inter alia, to have the real value of the junior debt securities determined by the insolvency tribunal at a point in history when there was no bond trading at all.
Recently (23 May), the tribunal ruled in favour of Lehman Brothers on almost all points mentioned by AMIC, notably the fact that Lehman Brothers did not violate its agreement by excluding the bonds. However, the Tribunal did leave the evaluation issue open. Subsequently, insolvent company ÖHMIC applied for insolvency. Following the submission of the application, Lehman informed OHIMIC that the fair value of the bonds used to calculate the winding-up proceeds was 68.
It is requested that the Konkursgericht determines the fair value of the Senior Notes at a point in history when there was no relevant Bond trading available. Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. v. Merrill Lynch Bank, USA, Adv. No. 08-50550 (Bankr. D. Del. 1 April 2008), the borrower filed a lawsuit claiming, among other things, that its borrower, Merrill Lynch Bank, owned credit granted by the borrower and was selling it to itself at a price below its face value immediately preceding insolvency filing. Merrill Lynch Bank, Inc.
In this case, as in American Home's lawsuit against Lehman Brothers, the tribunal will have to determine the fair value of a credit portfolios at a point in history when no credit markets exist. Diagram on page 4 shows the lawsuits raised in recent insolvency proceedings with originating banks. Originator success depends not only on the ability to service current credit but also on the ability to write new ones.
However, the funding channel for sub-prime lending has virtually vanished. Not only will there be more loan losses due to stagnating or worsening economies, but it will also become more and more challenging for originers to do new lending. Consequently, more originers will become victims of the present cyclical environment.