March 14 2018 As reported by Brad Finkelstein in National Mortgage News, mortgage trade groups including CHLA, would like to see more transparency of a new pilot program, IMAGIN, between Freddie Mac and Arch Capital. Click Here for full article.
March 5, 2018 As posted on Scotsmanguide.com by Victor Whitman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Senate Bill 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, likely has enough bi-partisan support in the Senate to avoid a filibuster. It is being described as a “skinny” reform measure to address Dodd-Frank. Scott Olson, executive director … Continue reading
Feb 26, 2018 By Victor Whitman An interview with CHLA executive director Scott Olson appearing in Scotsman Guide on February 26, 2018, explains why the Community Home Lenders Association is opposed to increasing the number of GSE-type entities, among other proposed reforms. Click Here for full interview.
February 14, 2018 GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that “they will need to take draws on the U.S. Treasury after taking one-time hits as a result of last year’s tax overhaul.” (Victor Whitman, Scotsman Guide 2/14/18) Click Here for full article.
February 13, 2018 As reported by Brian Collins in National Mortgage News, while the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program is expected to be very profitable in the coming fiscal year, renewing calls for a reduction in premiums for home buyers, this does not appear to be under consideration by the Trump … Continue reading
As reported by Victor Whitman in ScotsmanGuide.com, A GSE reform bill pending in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs has some small-lender trade groups concerned the newly proposed system will give big banks the opportunity to control the secondary market. Click Here for full article.
January 26, 2018 “Two community mortgage-lender trade associations say they have serious concerns about a recent report on how a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform bill is evolving in the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs.” – (Victor Whitman, Scotsmanguide.com, 1/26/18) Click Here for full article.
January 24 2018, 1:57pm EST As reported by Ian McKendry in National Mortgage News, the Community Home Lenders Association provided the Senate Banking Committee yesterday with its recommendations for protecting small lenders as GSE reforms are considered. Click Here for full article.
January 18, 2018 As reported in Scotsman Guide, FHFA Director Mel Watt has outlined the agency’s recommended approach to reform the GSEs. Declaring that the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is unsustainable, he has proposed that they be turned into shareholder-owned utilities. Click Here for full article.
December 26, 2017 As reported by Brian Collins in National Mortgage News, GSE reform in 2018 is more likely than ever. The Community Home Lenders Association is seeing many of its priorities being positively addressed. Click here for full article.