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Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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FHFA Finalizes Higher Capital Requirements on Nonbank Servicers
May 20, 2015 Nonbank servicers selling and buying Fannie and Freddie MSRs must meet new capital and liquidity requirement to transfer...

FSOC Calls for More Clarity on Loan Repurchases
May 20, 2015 The Financial Stability Oversight Council is encouraging mortgage agencies to continue clarifying when lenders must repurchase...

Watchdog Agency Pushes for Merger of Rural Housing Service With FHA
May 19, 2015 The Rural Housing Service should merge with the Federal Housing Administration to save money and improve service, the head of...

Nonbank Lenders Usurp Banks as Ginnie MBS Leaders
May 18, 2015 As major banks have pulled back from originating Federal Housing Administration single-family loans, nonbank mortgage lenders...

Shelby's Relief Bill Would Block FHLB Member Plan
May 18, 2015 The regulatory relief package coming before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday would force the Federal Housing Finance...

Government Constraints Could Kill Multifamily Boom
May 15, 2015 The multifamily market is heating up as apartment owners and investors refinance in a rush to lock in low interest rates, but...

Chicago Home Loan Bank Getting Closer to Issuing Ginnie Mae MBS
May 14, 2015 Other regional Federal Home Loan Banks are lining up so their members can securitize FHA and VA loans through Chicago FHLB...

CFPB's Cordray Confident New Mortgage Disclosures Won't Be Disruptive
May 12, 2015 A new mortgage disclosure regime due to take effect on Aug. 1 is unlikely to cause closing delays, according to Consumer...

FHFA Not Ready to Pull Plug on Mortgage Programs, Watt Says
May 8, 2015 The administration's signature loan modification and refinancing programs will be extended for one year to help borrowers "who...

Mortgage Hiring Gains Continue in March
May 8, 2015 This year's unexpected pickup in both refinance and purchase lending is keeping hiring at nonbank mortgage firms moving at a...

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