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Victoria Finkle

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Mortgage 'Points and Fees' Bill Becomes Unexpected Flash Point
April 16, 2015 Despite a strong industry push, a bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's "qualified mortgage" rule is facing...

Reg Relief Measures Sail Through House Despite Democratic Pushback
April 15, 2015 The House approved eight regulatory relief bills Tuesday evening, including two controversial measures opposed by a number of...

House Readies Vote on Reg Relief Bills
April 9, 2015 The House is slated to vote on a host of regulatory relief bills next week when Congress returns from its spring break.

FHFA's Watt Charts Tricky Middle Path Through Housing Market in Limbo
March 30, 2015 Mel Watt, the former North Carolina lawmaker, has earned praised for his cautious approach to guiding the future of Fannie Mae...

Bill Would Order Dodd-Frank, CFPB Be Part of Reg Review
March 27, 2015 Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, unveiled legislation Friday that would require the banking agencies to review Dodd-Frank Act rules...

Treasury Official Pushes for More Risk-Sharing at GSEs
March 5, 2015 Michael Stegman, a top housing policy adviser, urged regulators on Thursday to bring more private capital into the market,...

CFPB May Reopen Mortgage Rule If Housing Reform Stalls
March 3, 2015 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray said a review of its "qualified mortgage" rule will allow enough...

Cheat Sheet: How Obama's Budget Would Affect Housing
February 2, 2015 President Obama's 2016 budget plan tackled a host of big picture items for mortgages, including Dodd-Frank reform, FHA lending...

Four Takeaways from Watt's Grueling Return to Capitol Hill
January 27, 2015 At a hearing Tuesday, GOP lawmakers hammered FHFA Director Mel Watt for four hours over his recent decisions to allow Fannie...

Senate Sends TRIA Bill to President's Desk
January 9, 2015 The Senate approved legislation to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, sending it to President Obama's desk after a...

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