Matt Van Fossen explains why Fannie and Freddie’s New Adverse Market Fee on Refis will hurt homeowners and is not justified because of the GSEs’ strong financial performance in recent years
Scott Olson highlights key CHLA priorities for small IMBs – G Fee Parity, a true Utility Model, no new GSEs – as the pace of GSE reform picks up
In an oped in Scotsman Guide’s April Magazine, Wayne Watkinson of Offit Kurman warns about SAFE Act creep, where states expand the critieria beyond the SAFE Act Model Code for whether non-bank mortgage loan originators must be licensed – and argues for more SAFE Act parity, such as requiring all LOs to pass the SAFE Act test.
A National Mortgage News Op-Ed authored by Scott Olson, CHLA Executive Director, makes the case for a broad-based credit facility for all IMB servicers to meet huge rise in advances caused by a new forbearance requirement and by rising defaults because of coronavirus. The oped explains this is not a bailout, is not particularly risky, and is critical for mortgage borrowers.
Santo Chiarelli (Partner at ACS, Iselin, NJ) provides his perspective from the firm’s work providing accounting and auditing services on the outlook for IMBs as they navigate the year 2020, highlighting the impact of the 2017 tax bill, economic outlook, and compliance issues.
CHLA submitted a detailed letter to Ginnie Mae asking it to scrap the proposed increased financial requirements and risk-based capital rule – or rework them
Bill Cosgrove highlights key findings from CHLA’s recently released IMB Report – explaining how IMBs have become a dominant mortgage force, lead in lending to
In a joint letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen and new Acting FHFA Director Sandra Thompson just hours after she was appointed, CHLA presses once again