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November 10, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

When It Comes to Fed Balance Sheet Changes, Concern, Uncertainty and Caution Dominate

There are many unpredictable variables and economic factors outside the control of the Federal Reserve, which makes it hard to project the impact of winding down the U.S. central bank’s historic investment in agency MBS. But economic experts at Fannie Mae are cautiously expressed anticipating greater volatility, an inevitable financial shock and potential changes in the Fed’s strategy as markets evolve.

November 3, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Balance Sheet Plan Continues Apace, Powell to Succeed Yellen

The news at the Federal Reserve this week can best be summarized by the term “status quo.” The U.S. central bank held interest rates unchanged, its plan to gradually unwind its massive portfolio continues unchanged, and President Trump nominated Fed governor Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen, likely ensuring more of the same when it comes to the future of both interest rates and the balance sheet. When it came to rates, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee ...

October 23, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

Other News in Brief:

Republicans Take Issue With Fannie/Freddie QM Exemption. Some Congressional Republicans recently expressed concerns about the special treatment that loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises currently enjoy under the CFPB’s qualified mortgage standards.... CFPB Updates HMDA Implementation Materials, Filing Instructions Guide. As part of its effort to support the industry’s adoption of the CFPB’s recently issued 2017 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act final rule, the bureau has updated the chart titled: Collection and Reporting of HMDA Information about Ethnicity and Race.... Other Federal Regulators Issue Designated Key HMDA Data Fields List. The Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last week jointly issued ...


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.

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