Group Worries Day 1 Program May Negatively Impact Primary Market
December 15, 2017
The Mortgage Bankers Association wants to make sure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t infringing on the primary market as they take on new technology-based mortgage initiatives. The MBA noted that the “bright line” between the primary and secondary markets is crucial.For example, the trade group expressed some concern that Fannie’s Day 1 Certainty initiative is the type of program that may have unintended consequences on the primary market. Officials with the MBA told Inside The GSEs that Day 1 Certainty’s roll-out relied on a single vendor for each component, even though the technology was not new. “Several other vendors offered similar products,” the group noted.