People in the News Nov. 12, 2020

MISMO® appointed Seth Appleton as its new president. Appleton currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research with HUD and as Principal Executive Vice President of Ginnie Mae. He will join MISMO on Dec. 1.

MISMO Appoints Seth Appleton as President

MISMO® announced today it appointed Seth Appleton as its new president. Appleton currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research with HUD and as Principal Executive Vice President of Ginnie Mae.

FHLB of Des Moines, Ginnie Mae Get on the eNote Bus

Last week saw a few speed bumps leveled in the road to the complete digital mortgage, with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Ginnie Mae announcing they would begin accepting residential mortgage electronic promissory notes—eNotes—as collateral.

FHLB of Des Moines, Ginnie Mae Get on the eNote Bus

This week saw a few speed bumps leveled in the road to the complete digital mortgage, with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Ginnie Mae announcing they would begin accepting residential mortgage electronic promissory notes—eNotes—as collateral.

Ginnie Mae Implements Broad-Based Servicer Liquidity Facility; Initial Deadline Today

Late Friday, Ginnie Mae issued All Participants Memorandum 20-03 (APM 20-03), which expands its Issuer assistance programs to current circumstances stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The APM introduces a new version of its existing Pass-Through Assistance Program for use by issuers facing a temporary liquidity shortfall directly attributable to the COVID-19 National Emergency.

HUD Report Notes ‘Credit Invisibility’ Among Assisted Households

HUD and the Policy and Economic Research Council, in a new study examining reporting rent payments to credit reporting agencies, said while rent payment performance can improve both credit visibility and the fraction of tenants with credit scores above 620, it also shows that many public housing tenants continue to have subprime credit scores that can limit their housing choices and their ability to obtain insurance.

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.