Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Rep. Ed Royce-sponsored bill now has bipartisan support

First look: Architect Magazine showcases Fannnie Mae’s new corporate digs

It’s big and beautiful and it saves the GSE money

Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Higher credit scores, additional documentation most common
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Articles by Christopher Whalen

The missing question in Yellen’s Congress discussion

What is next for national economic policy?
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen achieved the primary goal of any new Fed chief and avoided any obvious land mines. But what was lacking in the dialogue, both from Yellen and the media, was a serious discussion of what’s next for national economic policy.
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From HW Magazine

True sale

The bank retreat from mortgage lending is just beginning
Recent data from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows the extent of the collapse of new applications for mortgages. The numbers are down 60% annually and reached a 13-year low. However, higher interest rates are not the chief reason for poor mortgage market performance by a long shot.
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From HW Magazine

Don't call it a comeback -- because it's not

A real restart for private-label RMBS issuance faces a daunting set of obstacles
A financial industry publication recently reported, “Carrington Mortgage, Citadel Servicing and New Penn Financial are planning securitizations of newly originated subprime mortgages.” The publication went on to say in breathless tones that “[t]he offerings, on the slate for 2014, would confirm recent predictions that deals would soon start flowing in the asset class…”
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From HW Magazine

Lending in the post Dodd-Frank world

As we approach January 2014, the entire mortgage lending industry is braced for impact in terms of compliance and operational issues related to the Dodd-Frank reform law. The “qualified mortgage” or QM and “qualified residential mortgage” or QRM designations related to mortgage lending now define the outer limit of risk taking for many bank lenders.
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From HW Magazine

A Huxleyan dystopia

The brave new world of Basel III and Dodd-Frank
The implementation of new rules and regulations affecting the housing sector has been underway for several years, driven by Basel III, the Dodd-Frank Act and revisions to existing law. How this tangle of conflicting limitations and incentives is affecting the housing sector is something laymen only partially understand. Although the brave new supervisory regime pretends to protect consumers...
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