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Brian Collins

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Ginnie Mae Tops Freddie Mac as MBS Issuer
June 24, 2016 For the first time, Ginnie Mae has edged out Freddie Mac as the second largest securitization platform.

Fannie Postpones Launch of Trended Data Underwriting System
June 23, 2016 Fannie Mae has delayed the roll out of its new automated underwriting system that will require mortgage lenders to use trended...

Financial, Consumer Groups Push to Lower GSE Fees
June 22, 2016 Industry and consumer groups are calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to reduce the loan fees that homebuyers have to...

Title Agents Press CFPB to Change Title Fee Disclosures
June 6, 2016 A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change how it calculates title insurance...

MFA Financial Finds Promise in Nonperforming Mortgages
June 3, 2016 MFA Financial has carved out an impressive niche for itself by buying reperforming and nonperforming residential mortgages and...

Civil Rights, Consumer Groups Urge FHFA to Recapitalize Fannie and Freddie
June 1, 2016 Several civil rights and community development groups wrote Tuesday to urge the Federal Housing Finance Agency to recapitalize...

FHFA to Shed More Light on GSE Nonperforming Loan Sales
May 31, 2016 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is set to make the sales of nonperforming loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more...

HUD's Premium Pricing for First-Time Buyers Still a Problem: Watchdog
May 26, 2016 The Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General is not backing down on his...

Why HUD's Loan Sales Continue to Stoke Concerns
May 26, 2016 The Federal Housing Administration's loan sales are drawing more attention after a recent critical report said it was...

FHA Gives OK to Down Payment Help Following IG's Criticism
May 25, 2016 The Department of Housing and Urban Development is telling lenders that down payment assistance programs still qualify for FHA...

Watt Warns FHLBs on Reliance on Short-Term Funding
May 24, 2016 FHFA Director Mel Watt also reiterated concerns regarding insurance companies and large bank members, saying that some Home...

House Passes Bill to Increase Job Mobility for Mortgage Officers
May 23, 2016 The House passed a bill by a voice vote Monday that will make it easier for mortgage originators to take a new job across...

Justice Dept. Sues Guild Mortgage in False Claims Case
May 19, 2016 The Justice Department filed suit Thursday against Guild Mortgage, arguing the firm violated the False Claims Act by...

FHA Proposes New Consumer Protections on Reverse Mortgages
May 18, 2016 The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposal Wednesday to codify recent changes to its reverse mortgage...

M&T to Pay $64M to End Legal Fight Over FHA Lending
May 16, 2016 WASHINGTON -- M&T Bank has agreed to pay $64 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it originated defective...

Fannie Readies Launch of 'Trended Data' Initiative
May 16, 2016 The June 25 launch, which will provide lenders with much more information about a borrower's credit history, will mark the...

Flood Insurance Bill Could Threaten the GSEs
May 9, 2016 The Consumer Mortgage Coalition is arguing that the bill has serious flaws by allowing private insurers to undercut pricing on...

As Investment Portfolio Dwindles, Fannie Looks Elsewhere for Growth
May 5, 2016 Going forward, Fannie Mae will be relying more on loan guarantee fee income from its single-family and multifamily businesses.

FHFA Again Eases Up on Multifamily Cap for GSEs
May 4, 2016 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday it had raised a cap on the amount of multifamily loans Fannie Mae and...

Freddie's Quarterly Loss Renews Cries to End Profit Sweep
May 3, 2016 Industry groups are urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to end the sweep of profits of the GSEs so that Fannie and...

'If Your Bank Isn't Integrated with Siri, Your Bank Is Irrelevant'
Moven founder and all-around fintech evangelist Brett King discusses how financial institutions can survive a future where artificial intelligence is widespread and plastic cards are no more.
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