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MISMO Appoints New Board Member

MISMO Appoints New Board Member

On Tuesday the nonprofit data subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), MISMO, announced the appointment of senior executive Gabe Minton to a seat on its six-member board of directors. Gabe will provide excellent leadership for MISMO as it drives the development of technology standards for both the residential and commercial real estate finance industries, Michael D.

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FHFA: GSEs Cut Into Jumbo Mortgage Market

FHFA: GSEs Cut Into Jumbo Mortgage Market

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released research on this week indicating a greater-than-expected drive to high conforming jumbo mortgages (HCJMs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, raising questions about the long-term impact their buying spree may have on private markets. According to the research, the government-sponsored enterprises walked away this year with approximately 55 percent of HCJMs in 10 of the nation's high-cost counties, a number totaling approximately 50,000 mortgages worth over $30 billion.

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Headless CFPB Prepares for Launch

Headless CFPB Prepares for Launch

Despite gridlock in the confirmation process for its embattled nominee, news reports put the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on schedule to launch formal operations and ready to begin policing Wall Street in July, with or without the director that Senate Republicans vow to obstruct. With its management team and staff already in place, a broad array of powers sanctioned by the Dodd-Frank Act will empower the consumer protection bureau to issue new rules for over 100 banks with more than $10 billion in assets.

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Moody’s to Review ‘Too Big’ Banks

Moody’s to Review ‘Too Big’ Banks

Spooked by speculation that the federal government may withhold bailout funds from banks deemed too big to fail in another crisis, Moody's Investors Service placed the debt ratings for three leading banking institutions under review in June, according to NASDAQ.com. The ratings agency said that the reviews will assess deposit, senior debt, and senior subordinated debt ratings. If lowered, the new ratings would downgrade the banks' reputation as financially solvent institutions, diminishing their abilities to borrow large sums and meet bottom lines.

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House Republicans Propose Kneecapping CFPB

House Republicans Propose Kneecapping CFPB

Firing another salvo at the new Dodd-Frank regulatory regime, House Republicans submitted an appropriations bill last week that proposes slashing $350 million from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's budget for 2012. Released by the House Committee on Appropriations, the bill offers to cap funding for the CFPB at $200 million, keeping to a minimum the sweeping powers that Dodd-Frank invested in the new regulatory agency. Provisions also threatened to kneecap the Obama administration's 2011 fiscal year budget.

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Six-Month Delay for Dodd-Frank

Six-Month Delay for Dodd-Frank

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a six-month delay for the finalization of rules and regulations in sync with the Dodd-Frank Act, temporarily checking a host of new requirements that analysts fear will distress the derivatives, financial, and mortgage banking markets. The Federal Reserve, FDIC, and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency fell behind schedule in the lead-up to Dodd-Frank's implementation phase, which goes into effect on July 16 despite that over half of the required 387 provisions need writing.

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Barclays: New Compensation Rules Threaten Brokers

Barclays: New Compensation Rules Threaten Brokers

More hard times may be in store for brokers in the loan origination sector, which the Federal Reserve's new compensation rules already shrank by causing a wholesale market pullback in April, according to Barclays Capital. A weekly economic forecast by the firm offered a section entitled "Bye, bye broker" that predicts a flight by brokers to high-balance loans over the next several years. The analysts note that the barred yield-spread premiums (YSP) provided brokers with as much as 90 percent of their compensation in the past.

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Fed Raises Fee Trigger for TILA and HOEPA Disclosures

Fed Raises Fee Trigger for TILA and HOEPA Disclosures

The Federal Reserve is raising the dollar amount of mortgage fees that triggers additional disclosure requirements under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA). On Monday, the central bank's board of governors published its annual adjustment to the rule, bumping the amount of the fee-based trigger up 3 percent to $611, effective January 1, 2012. Currently that threshold is set at $592.

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Obama May Tap FDIC Official for Comptroller

Obama May Tap FDIC Official for Comptroller

As officials consider a new candidate to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Obama administration may soon nominate a state and federal banking regulator to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). It's being reported that the administration may put forward Thomas Curry, a current member of the board of directors of the FDIC and a past bank commissioner for Massachusetts, to fill the role of comptroller of the currency.

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