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CFPB Should Increase Safe Harbor Threshold to Mitigate Borrower Impact

August 26, 2020

One of the main drivers of the 2008 financial crisis was lending to borrowers with inadequate ability to repay their mortgage loans. In response, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial … Continued

Private Mortgage Insurers Transfer Nearly $34 Billion in Risk on Nearly $1.3 Trillion of Insurance-in-Force from 2015-2019

November 4, 2019

USMI releases details on the developments and growth of private mortgage insurance credit risk transfer WASHINGTON — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) today announced that private mortgage insurance (MI) companies transferred nearly $34 billion in risk on nearly $1.3 trillion of … Continued

USMI Roundup: Developments in Housing Finance

September 21, 2019

Congress is back from recess, Pumpkin Spice lattes are back on the menu, and housing finance reform is back at the top of news headlines in Washington this fall. In September, the Trump Administration released plans to reform the nation’s … Continued

USMI Roundup: New Developments in Housing Finance

August 2, 2019

As the August recess begins, there have been several notable developments in housing finance. Last Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the “Qualified Mortgage (QM) Definition under the Truth in Lending … Continued

MI Industry’s Observations & Recommendations for Replacing CFPB’s QM Patch

July 26, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the “Qualified Mortgage Definition under the Truth in Lending Act.” The CFPB is considering whether to revise the Qualified Mortgage (QM) definition in light of … Continued

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