Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Housing Wire Magazine Article: Life of Loan Premium Policy Hurts Borrowers and FHA

CHLA Board Member Bill Giambrone (President and CEO of Platinum Home Mortgage) explains how FHA’s Life of Loan premium policy (1) significantly overcharges FHA borrowers, (2) hurts FHA finances through loss of revenues through refinancing of FHA loans to the conventional market, and (3) hurts Ginnie Mae, by contributing to its recent acceleration in prepayment speeds.

Scotsman Guide August Magazine: Scrutiny is Overdue on Mortgage Licensing – All LOs Should Pass the SAFE Act Test

CHLA Board Member David Wind (DAW Partners) makes a compelling case for why the CFPB should require every registered mortgage loan originator (LO) to pass the basic SAFE Act test measuring basic mortgage competency – arguing that exempting bank LOs fails to fully protect consumers and fails to fulfill the Dodd-Frank requirement that all LOs must be “qualified.”

Scotsman Guide June Magazine: Temper Ideals with Reality in Housing Reform – Preserve Key Federal Mortgage Programs

CHLA Board Member Michael Delehanty (Chief Financial Officer of Mountain West Financial) argues for the need for a sound understanding of the critical role that FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac play in our nation’s housing policy – cautioning that indiscriminate efforts to reduce their footprint to encourage “private capital” could fail at that objective, reducing mortgage loan availability in the process.

The Hill Op-Ed: Protect Small Lenders in GSE Reform

CHLA President Don Calcaterra, Jr. (President of Local Lending Group) highlights his testimony before a December House Financial Services Committee GSE Reform hearing outlining CHLA priorities to protect small lenders – including opposing allowing Wall Street Banks to gain a foothold in the primary market through new GSE charters and the importance of a cash window, G Fee parity, and equitable small lender access.

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