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Chicago FHLB launches Ginnie Mae MBS program

Gives small banks access to secondary mortgage market
Brena Swanson
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago will soon launch its new program that allows members to originate and sell government-backed loans into Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities.
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Could the post office get into the mortgage business?

It’s not as crazy as you might think
Ben Lane

For consumers, having a little more choice in banking wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. We’ve certainly seen what banks can do when left to their own devices. But on the other hand, it’s not like the post office is a bastion of economic excellence either.


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MBA, NAFCU embrace new FHFA direction

Stevens: Shift in focus, new clarity will boost industry
Trey Garrison
The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency outlined a broad new shift in housing policy in his first major policy speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday, and initial reaction from leaders in the finance industry is positive.
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Why financial data security is the next hot button issue

NAFCU pushes Congress for reforms
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Data security breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers do more than jeopardize the financial well-being of consumers, they also red flag what could very well be the next hot-button banking topic in Congress.
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NAFCU’s Dirty Dozen

Credit Union association outlines 12 goals for 2014
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) published a list of what it calls the “Dirty Dozen” — a series of goals that the organization has for 2014. One of them might surprise you.
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NAFCU not happy about coming g-rate hike

Trey Garrison
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions is in no uncertain terms opposed to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's move to increase guarantee fees by 10 basis points.
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Credit unions prepare for 2014 growth

Mortgages not likely to be a big part of the surge
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Consumers will be turning to credit unions more and more in 2014, a new survey of credit union members concluded. But they're not necessarily going for more home mortgages.
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Congress mulls rules to open secondary markets to smaller lenders

Critics worry solution won't be structured to ensure equitable access
Christina Mlynski
As regulators consider both transitional and end state housing reforms, panelists argued that the future market needs to provide direct access for small lenders who can take on requisite responsibilities.
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The clock is ticking: New points and fees on mortgages coming soon

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Dodd-Frank’s ability-to-repay rule strikes the market in January, bringing new standards for calculating points and fees on newly originated mortgages with it. But as with all things coming out of Dodd-Frank, a massive lobbying effort is already underway to change the points and fees standard before it leads to tighter credit and dwindling consumer options.
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Affordability concerns surface in conforming loan limit debate

Industry fears changes could leave borrowers out
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is considering a plan to lower the conforming loan limits for loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Even in the discussion stage, the plan is facing plenty of resistance.
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