Robert E. Story Jr., CMB, chairman of the Mortgage bankers association (mba) has issued the following comment reacting to passage of S. 3217, the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010: "MBA has long supported a more efficient regulatory regime for the financial services industry, and passage of the bill is another important milestone.

The MBA has created the new "Are You Ready 2014" webpage. When the CFPB issued its final Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule in January, it raised several concerns regarding the.

Head of Citigroup residential mortgages gets big promotion Steven Englander, Citigroup’s New York-based global head of G-10 strategy. next year by purchasing Treasuries in addition to mortgage bonds. That would reassure investors and spark a rally in the.

What’s New in Compliance CFPB: Alternative Data Could Increase Availability, Lower Cost of Credit (8/7/19) The use of alternative data in credit decisions could make a significant difference in the cost and availability of credit for consumers, according to a CFPB blog post. The blog post highlights data submitted to the CFPB regarding outcomes generated by an underwriting and pricing model.

As a result, industry practices demand an increased focus on managing loan quality. Credit risk professionals are striving to balance these enhanced quality demands with now-increasing production.

Freddie delinquency rate down to lowest level in nearly 3 years (AP) – U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to the highest level in almost eight years, a trend that is pulling down home sales and slowing home price growth. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said.

Lenders and affordable housing advocates won a victory when federal regulators walked away from a proposed rule that would encourage mortgage lenders.

The final rule aligns the QRM definition with that of a Qualified Mortgage as defined earlier by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The final rule also does not require any risk retention for securitizations of commercial mortgages, automobile loans or commercial loans if they meet specific standards for high quality.

In the first draft of the so-called risk retention rule, the regulators said that such a loan would, among other things, have a down payment of at least 20 percent. But after mortgage bankers and other groups asserted that this could restrict credit, the down-payment requirement was left out of the rule completed this week.

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Cloudy future for REO-to-rental asset class 2018 Women of Influence: Beckie Santos eventual fed mbs exit leaves open seat for new buyers MBA’s Stevens: Final risk retention rule works for mortgage bankers RE: Credit Risk Retention – RIN 3064-AD74 Ladies and Gentlemen: I have the honor of serving as President of the Mortgage Bankers.