CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

Data collection essential for effective financial regs, spokesman tells HW

NMS Monitor: Is the 30-year mortgage the best product?

Challenges attendees at ABS East to “do something better"

Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

HUD secretary warns American Dream remains out of reach
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Single GSE bond is coming, but when?

FHFA, GSEs provide update at ABS East
Ben Lane
“The CSP is a very important goal of the enterprises,” FHFA Senior Associate Director Robert Fishman said. “We have made real progress on the software build, but development will continue for quite a while. This is not a done deal.”
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FHFA reps and warrants policies have “significant and unresolved” risks

Watchdog: FHFA’s implementation was rushed and flawed
Ben Lane
In a new report from the FHFA’s Office of the Inspector General, the OIG said that the FHFA mandated a new representation and warranty framework for the GSEs and implemented it “despite significant unresolved operational risks to the Enterprises.” Among those is processes that may not be in place at Fannie Mae until late 2015, for example.
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FHFA, HSBC reach $550M settlement over mortgages

Involves private-label mortgage-backed security laws
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a settlement for $550 million with HSBC North America Holdings, related companies and specifically named individuals, resolving claims that it violated private-label mortgage-backed security laws.
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Banks hesitant to embrace mortgage solution

Nonbanks to fill in gap?
Brena Swanson
The government released a new proposal for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to start purchasing more low-income refinancings in order to show support for such loans. But there is one problem: banks are unlikely to jump on board with the idea.
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Will bankers get easier mortgage insurance rules?

Plans could make borrowing less affordable
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s request for public comment closed on Monday. But before it could, banks along with MGIC cautioned that the plan would make borrowing less affordable for homebuyers unless it is revised.
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What's next for Fannie and Freddie?

FHFA proposes GSEs’ 2015-2017 housing goals
Brena Swanson
By the end of the year the Federal Housing Finance Agency will have to have a new set of housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, the agency is looking ahead and planning its housing goals for 2015 through 2017.
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FHFA watchdog: GSEs still at risk of TBW-style scams

Counterparty risk still real threat
Ben Lane
In a new report, the FHFA’s watchdog warns that the government-sponsored enterprises and their government counterpart, Ginnie Mae, must make improvements in several areas to avoid a recurrence of the multi-billon dollar losses that were suffered at the hands of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker chairman Lee Farkas, who is now behind bars, and his co-conspirators.
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WATCH: FHFA Director Watt ensures HARP is "not a scam”

800,000 families still eligible for HARP
Brena Swanson
There are still 800,000 families nationwide that could benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance Program, but many of the eligible consumers left are staying out of the market due to fear.
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It's settled: Principal reduction is smart policy

How the BofA settlement opened the door
Christie Peale

For the first time, loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will be eligible for principal reduction under the consumer relief menu in a major settlement. 


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Urban Institute: There is an art to G-fee increases

3 conclusions behind rate hikes
Brena Swanson
As the Federal Housing Finance Agency continues to seek input on guarantee fees, according to the Urban Institute, the process might not be too easy to conquer.
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