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Volume 14 - Number 13

June 27, 2014

Federal, State Regulators Focus On Servicing, Including GSE MSRs

A recently issued advisory by Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s conservator noting that the two GSEs should only approve mortgage servicing sales where the transactions “are consistent” sound business practices comes as part of a renewed federal and state focus on servicing, officials note. Although Fannie and Freddie have, for years, had minimum capital requirements for mortgage companies that want to become seller/servicers, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and state regulators are now exploring codifying a capital minimum for nonbanks, according to industry officials and state regulators.

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