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Volume 7 - Number 12

June 6, 2014

Ginnie Cuts New-Issuer Approval Time to Six Months

Ginnie Mae is now approving applications to issue agency mortgage-backed securities in as little time as six months, a far cry from two years ago when it took as long as 24 months, according to figures provided to Inside FHA Lending. In fiscal year 2013, which ended September 30, the agency approved 77 out of 122 new issuer applications. Since the beginning of the current fiscal year through April, the agency has processed 47 new applications resulting in 20 approvals. A spokesman for Ginnie noted that the number of applications processed in fiscal 2014 was impacted “by the government shutdown” but also by the development of a new online application tool that will be rolled out this year. “The time it takes to get a Ginnie Mae approval has been getting better – as in faster,” said David Lykken, managing partner of Mortgage Banking Solutions, a consulting and advisory firm. “It’s true that the number of ...

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