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Volume 14 - Number 9

May 2, 2014

FHFA, Fannie, Freddie Riding With CFPB Momentum on eClosings

Officials at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac enthusiastically jumped on board a high-profile effort begun by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week to promote eClosings as a way to reduce or eliminate many of the “pain points” associated with the mortgage closing process. At a public forum at its headquarters in Washington, DC, the CFPB announced it would launch a new, voluntary pilot project later this year that supporters hope will re-invigorate government housing agency officials, mortgage bankers and industry technology representatives and take their previous efforts related to eMortgages to a much higher level.

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.