Thought Leadership Council

We are excited to announce the debut of our new and exclusive knowledge sharing initiative. Smart Business and SBN Interactive have developed the Thought Leadership Council for the sole purpose to collect and distribute knowledge from our business leaders to other business leaders and create community in our publication. How does it work? Click here […]

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U.S. mortgage applications rise, but so do rates: MBA

NEW YORK, Wed Aug 7, 2013 — Potential buyers crept back into the U.S. housing market last week as applications for mortgages edged up, even though rates resumed their ascent, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and […]

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U.S. judge approves Citigroup $590 million settlement

NEW YORK, Thu Aug 1, 2013 — A federal judge gave final approval Thursday to a $590 million settlement by Citigroup Inc. that resolves a shareholder lawsuit accusing the bank of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets. “Although the $590 million recovery is a fraction of the damages that might have […]

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