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Volume 17 - Number 25

December 15, 2017

GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act Could Suspend HTF Contributions

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be barred from making contributions to the Housing Trust Fund if Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt decides to forgo sending dividend payments to the Treasury under a bill approved this week by the House Financial Services Committee. The GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 4560) would also extend an existing prohibition on the Treasury Department from selling its shares in the GSEs without congressional approval. That ban, currently due to sunset at the end of this month, would be extended to Dec. 31, 2018. The bill, introduced on Dec. 6 by Rep. French Hill, R-AR, would suspend Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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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.


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


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


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.