Mortgage Banking: Setting the Record Straight on MERS

The foreclosure crisis ignited a media firestorm around the legitimacy of an electronic registry built by the industry to track ownership of mortgages and servicing. It’s taking a while to get to the truth.

It has been decried as a shell corporation. Deemed a destroyer of the Colonial-era land-records system.  Its most outspoken critics have argued its very existence marks the demise of the institution of property rights.

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