Announcements & Statements
September 17, 2015
(September 17, 2015) This week, in a joint letter to the bipartisan Congressional leadership, USMI and a diverse coalition of thirty-two housing organizations reiterated their opposition to using the mortgage credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) charged by the housing finance enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as a source to finance extension of federal highway programs.
September 10, 2015
(September 10, 2015) According to new data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), approximately 4.7 million taxpayers benefited from a deduction for private Mortgage Insurance (MI) in 2013, up from 4.1 million in 2012. Of the taxpayers that took … Continued
August 9, 2015
In case you missed it, this week the CFPB issued guidance to mortgage loan servicers confirming the requirements on the cancelability of private mortgage insurance (MI) when the borrower pays down the loan to specified levels. This is one of … Continued
July 23, 2015
(July 23, 2015) This week, USMI joined a broad coalition of nine other housing groups to send a letter to Senate leadership opposing the use of the credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) charged by the housing finance enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as a source of funding for the extension of federal transportation programs…
April 17, 2015
Today, the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) published final revised Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (“PMIERs”), which set the requirements that private Mortgage Insurers (MIs) must meet to be eligible to insure loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the “GSEs”).