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‘Will Help Ensure a Stable U.S. Housing Market’

At a hearing to consider his nomination as President of Ginnie Mae, Michael Bright, told the Senate Banking Committee that he would continue to work on modernizing the agency and ensuring the security of the loans it oversees to ensure better security price and lower rates for borrowers.

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Supreme Court Decision Could Impact CFPB

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could have implications regarding the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear ...

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Report: BofA Given Penalty Relief for Mortgage Settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agreed to partially waive the additional sanctions that could have been imposed on Bank of America following a record settlement in August over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities, according to sources familiar with the case in a report from Bloomberg News.

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Report: BofA Settlement Stalled Over SEC Infighting

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement with several government agencies over the sale of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) has been stalled by an internal disagreement within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to sources familiar with the case in a report from Bloomberg.

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Fed, SEC Approve Finalized QRM Rule

The residential mortgage loan risk retention rule, known as the "qualified residential mortgage" (QRM) rule, was approved on Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agencies are the last of the six groups charged with putting together the finalized rule.

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Regulators Set to Adopt Finalized QRM Rule

The so-called qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule, which was put up for consideration by FDIC's board of directors Tuesday morning, would require banks to retain at least 5 percent of a loan's risk when packing mortgages to sell to investors in the secondary market. The QRM rule is one of the bigger provisions mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, with co-author Barney Frank remarking in the past that risk retention is "the single most important part of the bill."

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President Commends Regulators, Urges More

President Barack Obama met with financial regulators this week to commend them for progress made since the Dodd-Frank Act became law in 2010, the White House announced. The president also exhorted the regulators and participants in the meeting to "consider additional ways to prevent excessive risk-taking across the financial system."

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Senate Committee Approves Cordray Nomination

Richard Cordray's nomination to continue leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is headed to the Senate following a vote from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Tuesday. The committee confirmed Cordray's nomination by a party-line vote of 12-10, with Republican members keeping to their vow to not support any potential leader until CFPB's structure is fundamentally changed. Ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo specifically criticized the agency's spending, which he says is not as transparent as it should be.

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