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Volume 2017 - Number 38

October 5, 2017

Banks Largely Happy with Banking Regulators’ Plan to Reduce Capital Requirements for MSR

A proposal last week from federal regulators to reduce capital requirements on mortgage servicing rights for all but the largest banks was met with mostly praise from banks. “The proposal to review and refine capital rules for community banks is a step in the right direction that acknowledges what our members already know,” said Rob Nichols, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association. “Some of the current capital requirements are keeping banks from fully serving their ...

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