As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepares to conduct its five-year assessment of the 2013 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, ABA joined several other financial trade groups in an extensive comment letter detailing how the rule has imposed significant and unnecessary costs and liabilities on lenders.
The American Bankers Association joined several housing and financial trade groups in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency today highlighting concerns about recently proposed changes to uniform mortgage-backed security pooling practices used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Speaking to attendees at a mortgage industry event in Kansas City, Missouri, today, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman expressed optimism about the trajectory of the housing market but raised concerns about the declining number of community banks remaining in the consumer real estate mortgage market.
While the economic outlook in the near term remains positive, persistently low interest rates and continued economic growth could encourage investors to take chase yield by taking on more risk, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren cautioned today.
The share of current and performing first-lien mortgages in the third quarter of 2019 was 96.4%, up from 95.4% a year ago, according to the Mortgage Metrics Report released today by the OCC.
Individuals who have applied for credit reported higher approval rates in 2019 than in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest Credit Access Survey released today.
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.
The Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund reached a capital ratio of 4.84%, up from 2.76 in 2018 and well above the minimum statutory requirement of 2%, according to the FHA’s 2019 annual report to Congress.
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.