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To help lenders comply with the Taxpayer First Act—a new law taking effect Dec. 28 that requires that taxpayers provide express consent for how their tax information will be used and additional consent for it to be shared with other parties—MISMO, the mortgage industry’s standards setting organization, has released new taxpayer consent language that can be used as part of the mortgage transaction.


Outstanding household debt increased by 0.7% in the third quarter of 2019, rising by $92 billion to land at $13.95 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported today.


Bankers left commercial and industrial lending standards mostly unchanged amid weakening demand in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer survey released today.


In a significant move that could encourage more banks to engage in Federal Housing Administration lending, the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on how they will address potential violations under the False Claims Act.

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