The bank is considering reentering the FHA market, which it fled in 2014 due to tougher regulations and onerous monetary penalties for violating lending rules. The exit of large banks allowed nonbanks to establish a foothold and the correspondent market to flourish in the FHA space.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has proposed separate capital and liquidity requirements for servicing GSE loans and mortgages backing Ginnie securities. The new minimum liquidity requirements will affect only nonbanks and could benefit banks and private MIs.
The financial condition of nine of Ginnie’s largest nonbank issuers is under review as part of the agency’s ongoing effort to ensure they are financially capable of withstanding the worst economic conditions.