Mortgage

ABA this week joined a coalition of housing and financial trade groups in a letter urging the Federal Housing Administration to change its current underwriting policy on student loan debt, noting that current requirements “may be disqualifying otherwise creditworthy borrowers” from qualifying for FHA financing.  

Newsbytes

The American Bankers Association wrote to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today to oppose two private student loan amendments included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act that the association noted were “financially infeasible and could lead banks to exit the private student loan market.”  

Economy

As the U.S. economy dove deeper into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter, more than half of banks reported weaker demand for commercial and industrial loans, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of senior loan officers released yesterday.

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