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Volume 14 - Number 18

September 5, 2014

MBA Opposes IG’s Proposed Accounting Solution to TBW Failure

The Mortgage Bankers Association is pushing back against proposed “costly and expensive” recommendations by the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s official watchdog that would likely not done much to prevent a multi-billion fraud scheme against the GSEs. The report by the FHFA’s Inspector General said regulators, counterparties and investigators missed the swindle perpetrated by the now-defunct Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage because they ignored various red flags.

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

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