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GSEs Issue New Seller, Servicer Eligibility Requirements

At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yesterday announced new standards that mortgage institutions would have to meet in order to sell loans to or service loans on behalf of the housing GSEs. The new standards include net worth, capital and liquidity requirements both for depository institutions and for nonbanks.

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Fed’s Tarullo Highlights ABA Proposal for Regulatory Relief

Speaking at an industry event in Washington, D.C., today, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo floated an idea originated by ABA and the state bankers associations to relieve compliance burdens associated with capital rules. “One idea I have heard is to allow smaller community banks to opt into a simpler set of risk-weighted capital requirements in exchange for a higher minimum ...

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Fed Declines Basel III Fix for Sub S Banks

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen yesterday responded to a letter several House members sent last fall urging regulators to resolve a problem for Subchapter S banks posed by Basel III’s capital conservation buffer. Yellen declined to pursue any policy change, stating that the Fed “continues to believe that the capital conservation buffer should be applied equally to all banking organizations.”

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