Small Banks Oppose Multiple Guarantors in Housing Reform
February 2, 2018
The Community Home Lenders Association wants to make sure that small lender protections like preserving the cash window and limiting the number of guarantors in the market are included in GSE reform legislation. Late last week, the trade group sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs about the importance of access for small lenders. “Fannie and Freddie must be preserved and recapitalized, pursuant to a utility model, with the capability to serve the entire small-lender market on fully competitive terms,” the letter said. CHLA said a utility model would work best for small lenders because it ensures their primary role of facilitating loan securitizations.