State Regulators

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April 23, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Federal Regulators Allow for ‘Patchwork’ of State Regulation for Appraisal Management Companies

A final rule issued this week by federal regulators setting standards for oversight of appraisal management companies goes against the concerns raised by many industry participants. The rule implements standards required by the Dodd-Frank Act, among other issues. The Consumer Mortgage Coalition, the National Association of Appraisal Management Companies and other industry participants had raised concerns about the rule proposed in April 2014. The proposal established minimum standards for AMCs – which are intermediaries between appraisers and lenders – and allowed states to establish requirements that go beyond the minimum standards. The final rule adopts...


April 3, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

State Regulators Propose Servicing Standards

Nonbank servicers would be subject to increased capital requirements and scrutiny under standards proposed last week by state regulators. Many parts of the proposal are similar to standards established by federal regulators, though there are some nuances for non-agency mortgages. “By relying upon existing standards and generally accepted business practices, we hope to minimize regulatory burden for small, less complex firms, while still incorporating a ...


March 26, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

State Regulators Propose Standards for Nonbank Servicers That Align with GSE Rules on Capital

State regulators proposed prudential standards for nonbank servicers this week, including provisions that would apply solely to “large, complex” servicers. Many of the standards align with generally accepted business practices and existing standards, including those established by the government-sponsored enterprises. “State regulators have primary credentialing and licensing authority over nonbank mortgage servicers, and are working to ensure ...


March 20, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

Loan Modification Trial Payment Plans for Forward Mortgages. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced requirements for trial plan duration, required signatures, and reporting for trial payment-plan agreements, and the conditions under which FHA deems a TPP to have failed.Lenders must implement the requirements in Mortgagee Letter 2015-07 for all TPPs offered to borrowers on or after June 1, 2015. FHA Publishes Additional Sections of HUD Single-Family Policy Handbook. The FHA has published additional sections for the SF Handbook, including the following: Doing Business with FHA – Lenders and Mortgagees Doing Business with FHA – Other participants in FHA Transactions – Appraisers; Quality Control, Oversight and Compliance – Lenders and Mortgagees; Quality Control Oversight, and Compliance – Other Participants in FHA Transactions – Appraisers ...


March 19, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

State Standards for Nonbank Servicers Likely to Cover More Than Just Capital

A key organization of state banking regulators will soon release a proposed framework for nonbank mortgage servicers, though how it is finally implemented is still up in the air. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has put together a regulatory framework that covers 12 areas of servicing and is close to being issued for public comment, said Michael Stevens, senior executive vice president of the group, during a panel session at a mortgage servicing conference ...


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