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  • Ginnie Mae threatens to boot lenders from bond program over VA loan churning

    Steps up fight against lenders targeting veterans for quick refinances
    Ginnie Mae is turning up the heat in its fight against a segment of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. Ginnie Mae is now threatening a small number of lenders with expulsion from its primary mortgage bond program if the lenders do not address the issue.
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  • Expert warns latest Ginnie Mae regs aren't improving FHA and VA pricing as intended

    Questions remains exactly why this is happening
    Brent Nyitray, director of capital markets for iServe Residential Lending, said in an email today that loan officers are taking note of “lousy” pricing for FHA and VAs higher up in the rate stack. But, Ginnie Mae just issued new regulations to prevent serial refinances. Why isn't it leading to higher demand?
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  • Ginnie Mae, VA launch task force to look into lenders targeting veterans for quick refinances

    Comes on the heels of Ginnie Mae opening investigation
    Roughly one month ago, Ginnie Mae announced that it was launching an investigation into mortgage lenders that were aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. Now, Ginnie Mae and the Department of Veterans Affairs are launching a task force to “address mortgage refinancing issues” surrounding VA loans.
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  • Ginnie Mae investigating aggressive lenders targeting veterans for quick refinances

    Review comes on heels of CFPB report, inquiry from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
    Ginnie Mae is looking into a number of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. Ginnie Mae’s investigation comes at the urging of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who raised concerns about lenders that may be “aggressively and misleadingly marketing the refinancing of mortgages backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
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  • PHH reaches $75 million settlement with DOJ over False Claims Act violations

    Whistleblower awarded $9 million
    PHH Corp. announced it settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve issues over alleged False Claims act violations. PHH said it settled with the DOJ on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and separately with the DOJ on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The settlement resulted in PHH having to pay a whopping $75 million.
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  • VA partners with community organization to end veteran homelessness

    Adopt-a-VA allows community to help
    The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled its new program that will allow the community to partner with the VA to reduce veteran homelessness. Last year, the department’s partnership with Military Outreach USA lead to more than $700,000 funds being raised. This year, it introduced a new program to involve more members of the community in ending veteran homelessness.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Redefining skin in the game

    How low-down mortgages can safely expand opportunities for homeownership
    For many observers, “skin in the game” is synonymous with a large down payment that limits lender or investor risk. However, skin in the game can be defined much more broadly, since financial investment is only one factor that mitigates risk.
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