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Have you read our new white paper, GSE Reform: Creating a Sustainable, More Vibrant Secondary Mortgage Market?
This white paper presents MBA's recommended approach to GSE reform, the last piece of unfinished business from the 2008 financial crisis. It outlines the key principles and guardrails that should guide the reform effort and provides a detailed picture of a new secondary-market end state.
One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) first major actions under the Dodd-Frank Act was to write and implement nationwide mortgage servicing standards. In addition to promulgating and updating these regulations, the CFPB is also responsible for examining mortgage lenders for comp
Strict adherence to lien priorities-the concept of "first in time, first in right"-is critical to the functioning of the U.S. housing market, especially one dependent on an active, liquid secondary mortgage market. As a core principle, private liens recorded after origination of a first lien mortgag
The ability to trade mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) in a deep and liquid market is a critical driver of both the cost and availability of credit. Regulatory actions that impose punitive capital standards or impair the liquidity-directly or indirectly-of MSRs undermine the value of this important a