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Volume 25 - Number 11

May 26, 2014

Worth Noting

House Financial Services Committee Formally Passes More CFPB Legislation. The House Financial Services Committee took final votes on some potentially significant CFPB-related measures. H.R. 1779, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2013, introduced by Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-TN, was approved by voice vote. H.R. 4521, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-MO, was approved 43-16. H.R. 4466, the Financial Regulatory Clarity Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, was approved 34-25. H.R. 2673, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, introduced by Rep. Andy Barr, R-KY, was approved 36-23. H.R. 3211, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2013, introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-MI, was passed by voice vote ...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

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