Bob Broeksmit Lays Out Important Items on MBA’s Radar to Kick Off National Advocacy Conference

WASHINGTON–As Mortgage Bankers Association members take to the nation’s capital–and U.S. Capitol Building–to share the industry’s story with lawmakers and hear from legislative stakeholders via the National Advocacy Conference, key policy and regulatory topics such as Basel III endgame, housing supply and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge stepping down are top of mind.

MBA Continues to Cite ‘Substantial Concerns’ in Basel III NPR Comments

Following a joint comment letter with other trade groups submitted last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association also outlined more in depth concerns about the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the implementation of the final components of the Basel III standards in a separate letter Tuesday.

Broeksmit Testifies That MBA Opposes Certain Provisions of the Basel III Proposal

MBA President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, testified before Congress yesterday. He told the House Financial Services Committee that MBA strongly opposes key elements of the Basel III proposal, which, absent significant revisions, could increase borrowing costs and reduce credit availability.