On December 23, MBA sent a letter to Ginnie Mae offering recommendations on how the agency can improve its upcoming Digital Collateral Guide. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New York Department of Financial Services both issued warnings alerting companies to potential cybersecurity risks. And on December 20, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance finalized rules regarding mortgage loan originator temporary authority.
Mortgage credit availability fell in December for the first time in four months, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning.
Buoyed by low interest rates, strong property markets and rising property values, commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms anticipate a solid year in 2020, according to MBA’s 2020 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.