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Volume 14 - Number 9

May 2, 2014

FHFA Moves to Expand Scope of National Mortgage Database

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will begin to collect additional, more specific personal information on borrowers and loans as part of the National Mortgage Database project the agency is developing in concert with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. An FHFA announcement and request for comment published in the April 28 Federal Register notes that under a “revised system of records,” the database will begin collecting demographic and personal contact info for borrowers and their households, as well as loan-level data on mortgage performance.

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