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Volume 2014 - Number 24

June 20, 2014

ATR/QM Rule, Better Diligence, Higher Appraisal Standards Will Improve Credit Quality of Future MBS

Major post-crisis changes in the mortgage market should boost new issuance of residential MBS and have a long-lasting, positive impact on credit, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The rating service cites three key developments that will continue to support a strong credit environment for new MBS issuance, starting with the final rule on ability to repay and qualified mortgages. Moody’s believes the rule will help MBS performance by improving the reliability and accuracy of data lenders use to underwrite loans. Under the ATR rules, lenders are required...

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