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- May 24 – State Housing Finance Agencies use Hardest Hit Program Funds (HHF) to support HARP. FreddieMac.com
- May 24 – Fannie Mae postpones effective date for lender-placed property insurance requirements. eFannieMae.com
- May 23 – Fannie Mae temporarily extends repurchase requirement to 90 days until June 30, 2012. eFannieMae.com
- May 16 – Freddie Mac updates selling requirements on SSN validation, Relief Refinance Mortgages, and more.FreddieMac.com
- May 9 – Fannie Mae provides new document custodian requirements regarding compliance audits and certification practices. eFannieMae.com
June 30, 2012
Sellers and Servicers will be required to maintain an acceptable net worth of $2.5 million. This should additionally include a dollar amount equal to 0.25% of their Representation and Warranty Unpaid Principal Balance.
Freddie Mac: Sellers/Servicers to Maintain Acceptable Net Worth
The Unpaid Principal Balance aforementioned is the aggregate unpaid principal balance as of the last day of each calendar month for all Mortgages and REO for which a Seller/Servicer is currently liable to Freddie Mac for.
For details, visit FreddieMac.com
August 1, 2012
For deliveries on or after 8/1/2012, delivery of ULDD data points for all secondary financing associated with mortgages sold to Freddie Mac becomes mandatory.
Freddie Mac: Delivery of ULDD Data Points Mandatory
Until the effective date, parties may provide the ULDD Data Points either for concurrently originated secondary financing only, or for all secondary financing associated with the mortgage. It is encouraged that information for all secondary financing be provided for mortgages delivered on and after March 19, 2012.
For additional information, visit FreddieMac.com
NEW August 13, 2012
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) finalized regulations requiring non-bank residential mortgage lenders and originators to establish anti-money laundering programs (AML), and file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) which they had previously only required of all banking institutions.
FinCEN: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Policy
The AML requirement became effective on April 16, 2012 and the AML program effective date for non-bank compliance is August 13, 2012.
For additional information about this requirement or MCA’s AML policy, please send queries here.
June 6, 2012
MBA Workshop: Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Update
June 19, 2012
MBA Workshop: Anti-Money Laundering & SAR for Nonbank
June 28, 2012
MBA Workshop: REO Webinar Series, Part I – REO overview