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Published Date: December 2014

WASHINGTON YEAR IN REVIEW

As we look back on the key mortgage and housing issues of 2014, three predominant themes emerge: access to credit, enforcement and regulation. With purchase mortgage lending stuck at 1993 levels, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has taken steps to [MORE]

Published Date: November 2014

NEW DISCLOSURE RULES REQUIRE SUBSTANTIAL PREPARATION FOR ABS PARTICIPANTS

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has had a busy year adopting new rules for asset backed securities (ABS) with significa [MORE]

Published Date: November 2014

Ginnie Mae has become a key ingredient in any discussion on the future state of housing finance and the government role. As the only secondary mortgage market participant with the explicit backing of the United States government, Ginnie Mae leverages a single securi [MORE]

Published Date: October 2014

IS THIS SPREADSHEET A MODEL? DO I NEED TO VALIDATE IT?

AS MODEL VALIDATORS, we frequently find ourselves in the middle of debates between spreadsheet owners and enterprise risk managers over the question of [MORE]

Published Date: October 2014

In the October 2014, MBA Annual Convention issue of Mortgage Banking magazine, RiskSpan Managing Director Allen Jones shares perspective on why it is so difficult for credit-worthy borrowers to obtain mortgage financing. The article digs into the data that confirms tight mortgage credit [MORE]

Published Date: September 2014

Reducing The Cost Of Model Validation Programs

Across the financial services industry, increased oversight has led to significant increases in expenses related to assessing and monitoring risk. We see over and over that institutions are weighted with significantly higher r [MORE]

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