October 18, 2007 |
Residential Capital, the mortgage unit of GMAC Financial Services, said Wednesday that it would eliminate 3,000 jobs, or 25% of its workforce, to cope with the housing downturn. The lender, known as ResCap, is the second-largest independent U.S. issuer of home loans, after Countrywide Financial Corp. The company said the cuts would include administrative and managerial positions and be concentrated in businesses that had suffered most from lower lending volumes.
January 28, 1992 |
GMAC Mortgage, the nation's fourth-largest mortgage lender, agreed Monday to refund homeowners at least $50 million to settle a lawsuit brought by attorneys general in California and 11 other states over inflated impound account payments. The settlement was the first to result from a two-year investigation into the way mortgage companies handle impound accounts. Impound accounts are maintained by lenders to collect funds for property taxes and insurance premiums.
October 31, 2008 |
GMAC, the lender partly owned by General Motors Corp., is telling some GM dealers that it no longer will provide them with financing to buy vehicles because of its own reduced funding, according to letters sent to the retailers. Some dealers also are being told that they will have to start repaying such loans after vehicles have been on lots for at least 180 days, according to one of the three letters. A GMAC spokeswoman declined to confirm them. GMAC has posted $4.5 billion in losses in the last four quarters.
September 13, 2007 |
Bonds of mortgage and auto lender GMAC rallied Wednesday after Citigroup Inc. agreed to lend $21.4 billion to the company, which is owned by General Motors Corp. and Cerberus Capital Management. The support enables Detroit-based GMAC to finance new loans after the worst housing slump in 16 years has reduced the company's access to credit and caused losses of more than $1.15 billion at its Residential Capital home-loan unit.
November 6, 2008 |
GMAC, the ailing financing arm of General Motors Corp., posted its fifth straight loss and said its mortgage unit might not survive. The third-quarter net loss widened to a record $2.52 billion from $1.6 billion a year earlier, the Detroit company said. Revenue declined 43% to $1.72 billion. The Residential Capital home-loan unit lost $1.9 billion during the quarter, and GMAC's auto finance business lost $294 million. GMAC was crushed by slumps in the housing market, where foreclosures are running at record levels, and in auto sales, which GM labeled the worst since 1945 when it reported October results this week.
May 4, 1986
Having just read Dick Turpin's "The 'Villain Becomes Hero" (April 20) I would like to say "hurrah" for GMAC Mortgage Corp. and its investors. It is encouraging to read that in a universe (mortgage lenders) that practices the art of underwriting mortgage loans as if it were a science, there finally is someone who has put the subjective to work. I only hope that more lenders' underwriting departments will look beyond the here and now (e.g. temporary non-working spouses)
January 26, 1986
General Motors Acceptance Corp., best known for financing cars, is providing mortgage financing through a new subsidiary for Desert Valley Homes, a 250-unit development of factory-built, single-family houses in Thousand Palms. Built by Fuqua Homes Inc., Corona, the two- three- and four-bedroom houses range in size from 960 to 1,507 square feet and are priced from $58,990 to $67,990, according to Peter Richardson, a partner in the development firm, Riverside County Single-Family Joint Venture.
April 18, 2000
A panel of experts will discuss senior-housing development Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Los Angeles chapters of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women. Eldon Teper of Country Villa Health Services, Richard Washington of Retirement Housing Development and John Fogarty of GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp.'s Health Care Finance Group will debate the best methods to obtain financing, work with municipalities and develop a successful project. The event will begin at 7 a.m.
May 13, 1986 |
General Motors intends to cull its 8 million auto loan customers looking for home mortgage prospects, the giant auto maker reported Monday. The General Motors Acceptance Corp. subsidiary will examine the profiles that it keeps on car loan customers and begin picking likely home loan prospects in Michigan. The outcome of the Michigan program is expected to help GMAC decide on "the form and style" of GMAC's possible mortgage strategy nationwide, GMAC spokesman Charles Newcomer said.