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Compliance and Risk

At his confirmation hearing to serve as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today, Rohit Chopra told lawmakers he has “a completely open mind” about changes to the Qualified Mortgage rules, adding that he will “look to what the statute says and what Congress’ goals are” as the bureau reviews the rules.

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In a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency today, the American Bankers Association cautioned against using housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a proxy to reduce the GSEs’ purchase of certain loan types in an effort to shrink their overall footprint.

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The American Bankers Association today offered feedback to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on appraisal-related policies and practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, noting that it “fully supports creating new alternatives to the traditional appraisals available in the market today.”

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced yesterday that it would extend through March 31, a moratorium on foreclosures and real estate owned evictions for single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The current moratorium was set to expire on March 31.

Compliance and Risk

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau considers whether to revisit its recent final rules regarding the definition of Qualified Mortgage and the establishment of a “seasoned QM” category of loans, it issued a statement today addressing the compliance deadlines associated with these rules.

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