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Volume 2017 - Number 7

February 17, 2017

Replacing DFA Mortgage Rules Without Replacing Them Threatens RMBS Credit Quality, Moody’s Says

Weighing in on President Trumpís recent executive order related to the Dodd-Frank Act, analysts at Moodyís Investors Service said ditching the major mortgage regulations promulgated under the law would be negative for residential MBS unless itís done carefully. ďAny significant repeal of the Dodd-Frank Actís mortgage-related provisions without effective alternatives would weaken residential RMBS credit quality because these provisions have strengthened the credit quality of mortgage originations, improved servicing practices and bolstered the credit integrity of RMBS structures,Ē the analysts said in a new report issued earlier this week. Their report then detailed...

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