To help ensure liquidity in the secondary mortgage market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to engage in additional dollar roll transactions, which would provide investors in mortgage-backed securities with short-term financing of their positions.
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The financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule—which takes effect immediately—raising the appraisal threshold for residential real estate transactions from $250,000 to $400,000.
The Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has approved a waiver request from appraisal licensing requirements for the state of North Dakota.
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.
A move by the National Credit Union Administration to quadruple the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans could have broad-reaching consequences for the financial system, according to an op-ed by Appraisal Institute President Stephen Wagner published in American Banker today.
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From HMDA to CRA and from fair lending to anti-money laundering, 2019 promises to be a busy year in the world of compliance.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released the lists of rural counties and rural or underserved counties that entities can use in 2019 to determine whether they are exempt from certain regulatory requirements.
The American Bankers Association today offered support for a recent proposal by the financial regulatory agencies to raise the appraisal threshold for residential real estate transactions to $250,000 to $400,000.