Most of the decline in bank GSE servicing was recorded at Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America. Big nonbank gainers included NewRez, Quick-en, Matrix Financial and PennyMac. (Includes two data charts.) Read More
Policy changes impacting 15% of GDP in an election year are inherently risky, according to Isaac Boltansky of Compass Point. The result, he said, is likely to be “a long and winding road” toward housing-finance reform. Read More
The GSEs’ loan performance data excludes various loan types, such as ARMs and low-documentation loans, that performed poorly in the financial crisis. Nearly half of the GSE loans originated in 2006 and 2007 are expurgated from the data provided to CRT investors. Read More
The Supreme Court will not hear arguments in Collins v. Mnuchin in its current session, but the issue of the constitutionality of the single-director status of the FHFA is still alive. That’s because oral arguments in Seila Law v. CFPB, a case addressing similar issues, are scheduled for early March.
The bulk of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s prevention actions were aimed at home retention, with 20,370 loans modified, repayment plans negotiated on 5,965 delinquent loans and 3,328 units receiving some sort of forbearance. Read More