FHFA Final Rule Allows FHLBanks To Transfer MSR to Nonmembers
December 22, 2016
The Federal Housing Finance Agency published a final rule this week allowing the Federal Home Loan Banks to transfer mortgage servicing rights on Acquired Member Assets to any institution, including a nonmember and nonbank. The Dec. 19 final rule reorganizes much of the current regulation governing the FHLBanks’ AMA programs and makes it easier for the banks to take on new business activities. The change was made, in part to recognize the evolving market landscape where a good amount of servicing is being done by nonbanks. The provision noted that any such transfer cannot result in the AMA loan failing to meet any other AMA requirement, including the credit enhancement.