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Volume 11 - Number 5

March 9, 2018

GNMA Mulls Changes to MSR Pacts To Improve Liquidity of Nonbanks

Ginnie Mae is considering changes to the existing pledge agreement that allows mortgage-backed securities issuers to borrow against servicing rights. Revising the acknowledgement agreement between Ginnie, issuers and third-party creditors would ensure that nonbank participants would have sufficient liquidity to make timely payments to investors, said Michael Bright, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ginnie Mae. In remarks at the recent Structured Finance Industry Group conference in Las Vegas, Bright said the change aims to strengthen Ginnieís ability to oversee its issuer base, which has shifted from large regulated banks to mostly unregulated nonbanks. Nonbanks filled the void after a contingent of large banks exited the FHA market due to concern about the governmentís use of the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act in ...

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