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Is the FHA about to cut mortgage insurance premiums again?

Compass Point analysts set odds of additional cut at 60%
The effect of last year's FHA premium cut was widespread and significant, as the FHA’s mortgage insurance business exploded in 2015. But is the FHA about to do it again? That’s the scuttlebutt around Washington, according to analysts from Compass Point Research & Trading, and the noise surrounding another cut is apparently getting louder.
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Introducing credit risk-sharing to FHA loans

Addressing the split personality of credit risk-sharing in the mortgage market
The FHA finds itself in a delicate position of balancing public policy interests against actuarial soundness of its $1 trillion plus Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. These twin policy goals at times run counter to each other, occasionally spilling over into the conventional-conforming market via FHA premium changes that create market distortions and adverse selection problems for the FHA.
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Get used to the FHA mortgage insurance life-of-the-loan premium

Head of FHA 'not considering changes'
Despite recent calls to eliminate it, the Federal Housing Administration said it is not considering any changes to the mortgage insurance life-of-the-loan policy. However, the explicit rejection of a life-of-loan pricing policy change is a positive for the private mortgage insurance industry since the ability to cancel mortgage insurance has a direct impact on borrow decision-making.
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FHA business explodes: Reaches capital mandate for first time since 2008

Actuarial report shows MMI Fund at 2.07%, up from 0.41% in 2014
Flying directly in the face of speculation that the 50 basis point-cut of the Federal Housing Administration’s annual mortgage insurance premiums would negatively effect the health of the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, the FHA announced Monday that the MMI Fund actually grew significantly in fiscal 2015, reaching its Congressionally mandated threshold of 2% well ahead of schedule.
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Community lenders call on FHA to cut mortgage insurance premiums, again

FHA cut premiums in January, CHLA wants more
Citing the strength of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, the Federal Housing Administration in January cut its annual mortgage insurance premiums by 50 basis points, from 1.35% to 0.85%, but one trade group is now calling on the FHA to reduce its insurance premiums even further – to pre-crisis levels.
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CBO: FHA reform bill could save government $514M

Insurance premiums would rise to meet capital requirements
The Senate proposed FHA Solvency Act could reduce federal discretionary spending by $514 million over a four-year period of time while forcing the FHA to build up to a 3% capital ratio, the Congressional Budget Office said.
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