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Volume 25 - Number 4

February 17, 2014

Industry Policy Pros Vary on Effect Of Interplay Between QM, QRM

Federal regulators have yet to finalize their qualified residential mortgage rulemaking, but housing finance experts are already trying to figure out how lending is going to be affected by the interplay of the QRM rule and the qualified mortgage standard as per the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rule. As the new lending environment unfolds, the liability risks associated with non-QM and QRM loans is one of the things that is particularly troublesome to some. “The worse-case scenario that I worry about is that we see a repeat of what we saw in...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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