The trade group has urged Ginnie Mae to treat issuer stress testing as just “one tool among many,” in which results serve as the basis for further analysis and engagement rather than as a driver for enforcement.
Recent enhancements to Ginnie Mae’s counterparty risk policy are positive because they ensure servicers do their job with greater accuracy and precision, an agency-approved servicer said. Ginnie mandates additional ratings for issuers whose portfolios exceed a certain threshold.
The volume of broker-originated FHA and VA refinance loans pooled in new Ginnie MBS jumped 94.1% from the first to the second quarter. Correspondent production saw the smallest gains among the three channels.