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Volume 16 - Number 25

December 14, 2012

Support for Proposed MBS Accounting Change

The Mortgage Bankers Association said it largely supports accounting changes that would impact holdings of mortgage-backed securities. Under a proposal by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, there would be no change in measurement for reporting entities that carry certain assets and liabilities at amortized cost. The MBA said the update proposed by FASB in October would require certain changes to the measurement of assets and liabilities of securitizations that a reporting entity is required ...

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Does your lending shop have any plans to make non-jumbo, non-QM loans this year? These would be loans similar to "Alt A" and subprime products made BEFORE standards were loosened severely in the 2004 to 2007 era.

Yes.

33%

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It’s under consideration, maybe by 3Q or 4Q.

26%

We were going to until the TRID "error" mess hit.

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