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Volume 18 - Number 4

February 16, 2018

Mortgage Banking Executives Sign Letter to Congress on GSE Reform

This week, 127 mortgage banking executives attached their names to an open letter to members of Congress, urging federally elected politicians not to cede the work of housing-finance reform to the White House and the institutions it controls.The correspondence asks lawmakers to back draft legislation that creates a new “guarantor-based” system that builds on the current infrastructure created and maintained by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The executives, members of the Mortgage Bankers Association, favor improving the system by having “two or more” guarantors. The group believes a guarantor-based system – as opposed to an “issuer-based” system – is the best way to meet the nation’s housing-finance needs.

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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.

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