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December 21, 2017

Surprise: FHFA and Treasury Agree to $3 Billion Capital Buffer for the GSEs. Watt Declares a (Taxpayer) Draw Will be Necessary Because of New GOP Tax Bill

By Paul Muolo

Mel Watt continued: “We, therefore, contemplate that going forward enterprise dividends will be declared and paid beyond the $3 billion capital reserve in the absence of exigent circumstances.”

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.

35%

The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.

30%

The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.

13%

Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

22%