Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reconsider its decision to postpone the effective date for the General Qualified Mortgage final rule from July 1, to Oct. 1, 2022, and extend the temporary “GSE patch.”
As part of its ongoing effort to provide relief to mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that it would extend until May 31 several previously announced loan origination flexibilities for customers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
With the mortgage industry now using the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today reminded lenders that as of May 1, the GSEs will no longer accept new loans submitted that use legacy formats.
Neither the Federal Housing Finance Agency or the banking industry “currently have the expertise to recommend or make changes to enhance the supervisory and regulatory framework” of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks with regard to climate-related factors, ABA said in a letter to FHFA today.
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark…
In lender letters issued this week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that any loans purchased by the GSEs after July 1, must conform to the requirements outlined in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recently finalized QM final rule—effectively signaling the end of the so-called “GSE-patch.”
Delaying the mandatory compliance date of the new QM rules could “foster disruptive market confusion and complicate bank compliance efforts considerably,” ABA said in a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today shared his candid thoughts on postal banking during ABA’s virtual Washington Summit.
In two comment letters to the Federal Housing Finance Agency last week, the American Bankers Association weighed in on proposed changes to liquidity requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as proposed changes to resolution planning requirements for the two GSEs.
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.