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Volume 2018 - Number 12

June 15, 2018

Accounting Change Could Impact Jumbo Pricing

A pending change to accounting standards could change the way banks price jumbo mortgages, according to industry analysts. Beginning in 2020, many banks will have to change their accounting methods to include a “current expected credit loss model.” The adoption timeline was recently set by federal banking regulators. The CECL model forces banks to make projections for lifetime losses on loans they hold and potentially increase reserves relating to the projected losses ...

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Do mortgage lenders really need a new credit-scoring model or is the current FICO system adequate?

It’s fine. Stick with what works.


Time for a change. Borrowers are different today.


Undecided, still assessing the situation.