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Volume 14 - Number 25

December 12, 2014

FHFA Readies Liquidity Standards For Nonbank Seller Servicers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are watching with some concern the growing role of nonbank servicers, and their regulator is drafting new standards for these counterparties. “The shift from depository to non-depository servicers poses additional risks to us,” Fannie said in its third-quarter 10-Q filing. “Non-depository servicers may have a greater reliance on third-party sources of liquidity and may, in the event of significant increases in delinquent loan volumes, have less financial capacity to advance funds on our behalf or satisfy repurchase requests or compensatory fee obligations.” The fast growth of many of these nonbank servicers poses “increased operational risk, which could negatively impact their ability to effectively manage their servicing portfolios,” Fannie said. Nonbank servicers – especially “specialty” companies – are ...

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