MBA Advocacy Update

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.

MBA Advocacy Update

Last Friday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, attended a White House meeting chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and attended by other senior administration officials and key industry stakeholders to discuss housing affordability. And on Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is seeking comment on pooling practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities market.

CSBS License Renewal Period Underway; Deadline Dec. 31

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced the start of the license renewal period for individuals and businesses that provide mortgage, money transmission, debt collection and consumer financial services to consumers. These individuals and businesses are required to maintain and renew licensure through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.

CSBS License Renewal Period Underway; Deadline Dec. 31

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced the start of the license renewal period for individuals and businesses that provide mortgage, money transmission, debt collection and consumer financial services to consumers. These individuals and businesses are required to maintain and renew licensure through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.

MBA Advocacy Update

Last week, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger gave her semi-annual report before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. And the Financial Accounting Standards Board announced that it will delay the implementation date of the Current Expected Credit Loss standard for small public companies and private companies.