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Volume 2014 - Number 36

September 26, 2014

Industry Groups Urge FHFA to Move to Common Security, Focus on Loan Quality, Not Volume in Strategic Plan

The Federal Housing Finance Agency should direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to move toward a common, fungible security while also striving to ensure the government-sponsored enterprisesí safety and soundness and promote liquidity and access to the secondary mortgage market, according to early feedback from industry groups. Last month, the FHFA issued a request for input regarding its strategic plan for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. The FHFA plan identifies three strategic goals for the GSEs: ensuring safe and sound regulated entities; ensuring liquidity, stability and access in housing finance; and managing Fannieís and Freddieís ongoing conservatorship. The Mortgage Bankers Association called on...

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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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.