Fannie Mae has warned its servicers that they face a new wave of mortgage buyback requests — this time for defects on unsecured loans that were extended to delinquent mortgage borrowers.

Last week the government-sponsored enterprise cited six errors that servicers frequently make as it issued new guidelines for its HomeSaver Advance program, under which an unsecured loan for up to $15,000 is given to the borrower to cover arrears. These range from clerical mistakes, such as filling out the wrong form, to more significant problems like using the program on mortgages that are ineligible. Such errors can put a servicer on the hook to repurchase the unsecured loans, Fannie said.

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