Morgan Stanley to freeze home-equity credit lines

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by S2007S, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. S2007S


    And many still think were in the last stages of this credit crisis. News is only getting worse. How many people owning houses are now going to short sell their houses just to get out of the financial mess they are in. On top of that there now freezing HELOC, not good at all.

    Morgan Stanley to freeze home-equity credit lines: report
    Wednesday August 6, 1:24 am ET

    (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS - News) told thousands of clients this week that they will not be allowed to withdraw money on their home-equity credit lines, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the situation. Most of the clients had properties that have lost value, the agency reported, citing a person who declined to be identified.

    The second largest U.S. investment bank will review home-equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, monthly from now on, the agency said, citing the person familiar with the matter.

    Morgan Stanley did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

    In June, the investment bank said its quarterly earnings dropped 57 percent on weak trading, investment losses and a slowdown in investment banking, even after it realized $1.43 billion in one-time gains.

    Shares of Morgan Stanley closed at $43.20 Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
  2. Yes they said "Go to Heloc" , you can't borrow against that pile of crap you think is equity.

    Looks like cash is king once again.
  3. S2007S


    If cash is king then this economy is in deep trouble because everything a consumer buys is on credit....

  4. axehawk


    Honestly, what took them so long? Every regional and investment bank should have been doing this in the fall, when it was so obvious disaster was on the horizon.
  5. Nordic


    So much for paying off those capped out credit cards. Credit Card companies holding these debts are seeping into deep shit.

    What's in your wallet?:D
  6. S2007S


    The next problem is going to be $1 Trillion worth of Credit card debt, everyone is trying to ignore it as much as possible, but you need to know that the next problem is within this area....billions and billions worth....the consumer is completely tapped out.
  7. How come they're still offering low rate CC teaser loans?
  8. "What's in your wallet?" LMAO damm thats funny
  9. Who in hades gets a HELOC and leaves it as credit line?

    We got one once and the thing was funded in the personal bank account in 4 days. I always knew I could do more with it than some 4.5% Bulge Bracket GIC.