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October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

California Tops Jumbo Lending by State, Again

For originations of jumbo mortgages, it’s California and then everywhere else. The state accounted for 36.7 percent of jumbo lending in 2016, according to an analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data by Inside Mortgage Finance. Some $124.95 billion in jumbos were originated in the Golden State last year, up 18.2 percent from 2015. New York ranked second with $22.72 billion, accounting for 6.7 percent of total jumbo originations during the year. Jumbos ... [Includes one data chart]

October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Lending Up in 2016, Share Down Slightly

Originations of jumbo mortgages increased by 16.3 percent in 2016 but the sector’s share of total originations declined somewhat from the previous year, according to a ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance of newly released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data. Some $340.88 billion of jumbos were originated in 2016, with banks dominating the ranks of the top lenders. Jumbos accounted for 17.5 percent of total originations last year, down from ... [Includes one data chart]

October 12, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

GSEs Continue Adapting Seller Requirements To Conform With Pending HMDA Changes

Efforts by Congressional Republicans to expand exemptions to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data collection and reporting requirements may or may not succeed. But any lender or aggregator seeking to sell eligible mortgages to the government-sponsored enterprises will still have to get with the program. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to tweak their systems and processes to accommodate the new mandates, scheduled to kick in Jan. 1 ...

October 5, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Some Minority Groups Gained Ground in 2016 Mortgage Market, But Still Face Credit Hurdles

Mortgage originations for black and Hispanic borrowers rose significantly faster in 2016 than among whites, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance analysis of recently-released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data. The HMDA report reveals that a total of $1.956 trillion of home loans were originated last year, an 18.5 percent increase over the 2015 total. Most observers believe that HMDA undercounts total mortgage originations by about 5 percent ... [Includes one data chart]

September 29, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

HMDA Data Show Uptick in High-Cost Mortgages

Mortgage lenders sold $49.74 billion of high-cost home loans to a variety of secondary market investors last year, according to a new Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data released late this week. Sales of high-cost mortgages rose 19.1 percent from 2015 to 2016, and accounted for 3.3 percent of total loans sold last year. HMDA reports are required to flag loans with interest rates that exceed the benchmark prime offered rate – basically the rates for Freddie Mac mortgages – as well as loans that are subject to special consumer protections under the Home Owner Equity Protection Act. Sales of HOEPA loans totaled...[Includes one data table]

September 25, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

Other News in Brief

It Looks Like New HMDA Requirements Will Proceed. Earlier this year, the mortgage industry made a concerted push for either the CFPB, or failing that, Congress, to delay implementing all the new data collection and reporting requirements lenders will face under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act regime.... Feds to Amend CRA Regs to Conform to CFPB’s HMDA Changes. The Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Wednesday issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend their respective Community Reinvestment Act regulations, mostly to conform to the changes the CFPB made to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act....

September 25, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

CFPB Proposes More Mortgage Lender Flexibility in Data Collection

Amending one regulation to make it easier for lenders to comply with another, the CFPB last week issued modified Equal Credit Opportunity Act regulations it hopes will give mortgage lenders greater flexibility in collecting consumer ethnicity and race information. The bureau “is issuing a final rule that amends Regulation B [which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act] to permit creditors additional flexibility in complying with Regulation B in order to facilitate compliance with Regulation C [which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act]...,” the rule states. The new rule also adds certain model forms and removes others from Reg B, and makes various other amendments to the regulation and its commentary to facilitate the collection and retention of information about the ...

September 25, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

CFPB Looks to Make New HMDA Data a Little More Private

Last week, the CFPB issued new proposed policy guidance spelling out how it intends to disclose the loan-level data that financial institutions will report under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. The guidance would apply to HMDA data to be reported under Regulation C as of Jan. 1, 2018. The bureau intends to make this data available to the public starting in 2019. “Public disclosure of mortgage data is central to the achievement of HMDA’s goals,” the agency said. “The bureau has considered whether and how HMDA data should be modified prior to its disclosure to the public, in order to protect applicant and borrower privacy while also fulfilling HMDA’s public disclosure purposes.” First, the CFPB is proposing to exclude from ...

September 21, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Community Banking Trade Groups Seek Support for Regulatory Relief for Independent Mortgage Lenders

Trade groups representing smaller mortgage lenders are asking the Trump administration for targeted regulatory relief for smaller independent mortgage bankers. In a joint letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week, the Community Home Lenders Association and the Community Mortgage Lenders of America urged the administration to back legislation that would exempt independent mortgage lenders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s supervision, enforcement and third-party vendor audits. Support is also being sought for CFPB administrative action to provide such targeted relief. In June, Treasury issued...

September 21, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

CFPB Issues Proposed Policy Guidance on HMDA Data Collection, Looks Like New Requirements a Go

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put out some proposed guidance on the controversial matter of how much of the expanded data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act will be made available to the public. The bureau did not announce any delay in the effective date of the revamped HMDA rule, slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2018. First, the agency wants to exclude several of the loan-level data points from public disclosure, including the universal loan identifier, the application date, the date the financial institution took action and the property address. Also, it would shield the borrower’s credit score, the mortgage loan originator ID number and any result generated by an automated underwriting system. Additionally, the CFPB is...


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