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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.

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  • Basel III Implementation

    In July 2013, U.S. banking regulators released the Final Basel III Regulatory Capital and Market Risk Rule, which implemented global standards developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The final rule became effective on January 1, 2014, and many of the sections impacting commercial re

  • HMDA Reporting and Multifamily Finance

    BACKGROUND The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires mortgage lenders to collect and report information on specific data points pertaining to their lending practices. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 transferred administration of HMDA to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It also auth

  • MBA Addresses Life Insurance Company Risk-Based Capital Requirements

    BACKGROUND Life insurance companies are subject to regulation by state insurance regulators. That regulatory framework includes Risk-Based Capital (RBC) standards. RBC standards specify the minimum amount of capital a life company must hold on its balance sheet for various categories of business act