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April 10, 2014

MBA Calls for Big Basel MSR Changes; Wants Cap Raised to 50 % in Some Cases

By Thomas Ressler

Currently, MSRs can only account for 10 percent of Tier I capital, but MBA thinks it should be raised to at least 25 percent for banks, and 50 percent for thrifts and savings and loans.

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