By a two-to-one vote, the National Credit Union Administration board today finalized a controversial proposal to raise the threshold at which credit unions must obtain appraisals for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $1 million.
The FDIC today said it would issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its securitization safe harbor rule, which addresses circumstances that may arise if the FDIC is appointed receiver or conservator for an insured depository institution that has sponsored one or more securitization transactions.
As expected, the Federal House Finance Agency today published in the Federal Register its methodology for calculating the new “PMMS+” index.
ABA joined the Mortgage Bankers Association in a comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week offering feedback on the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family loan sale program.
In response to advocacy by ABA, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today published new data that banks may use in place of its Monthly Interest Rate Survey, which many lenders had used to benchmark interest rates on various mortgage products.
In a comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week, the American Bankers Association joined three other industry groups offering feedback on a recent proposal to make changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s loan-level certification statement and defect taxonomy.
A new rule is expected to provide significant relief to lenders. Ensure your bank is ready to comply.
The share of current and performing first-lien mortgages in the first quarter of 2019 was 96.2%, up from 95.8% a year ago, according to the Mortgage Metrics Report released today by the OCC.
Acknowledging banks’ innovative efforts to meet the credit needs of residents in distressed communities, the OCC today rescinded 2017 guidance for banks seeking to develop programs to offer home loans with loan-to-value ratios of over 90 percent, known as “higher-LTV” loans.
As banks across the country mark American Housing Month in June, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast sat down with Michael Petrie, who leads the $4 billion Merchants Bancorp in Carmel, Ind. — one of the nation’s largest affordable housing lenders.