Tag: Indemnification

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HUD Clarifies Procedures for Demanding Indemnification from FHA Lenders Participating in the Lender Insurance Program
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FHA Announces Upcoming Changes to Strengthen the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund
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FHA Issues Annual Financial Report to Congress
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FHA’s Lender Insurance Program Will Soon Cost Lenders More Money

HUD Clarifies Procedures for Demanding Indemnification from FHA Lenders Participating in the Lender Insurance Program

By: Krista Cooley

On Wednesday, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2013-10 to implement the Lender Insurance (“LI”) regulation it finalized in January of 2012. As announced in the final regulation, FHA mortgagees participating in the LI program will be required, as a condition of approval for LI authority, to indemnify HUD for self-endorsed loans that HUD deems ineligible for FHA insurance. Mortgagee Letter 2013-10 provides additional guidance on the Department’s policy changes regarding indemnification, which are effective for all loans insured by LI mortgagees on or after April 9, 2013. The Mortgagee Letter and a revised Lender Insurance Guide released Wednesday provide additional guidance regarding LI changes, including LI eligibility criteria and HUD’s processes to monitor, terminate, and reinstate LI authority. Read More

FHA Announces Upcoming Changes to Strengthen the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

By: Phillip L. Schulman, Krista Cooley

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s recently announced that an independent actuarial review of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund found that the Fund’s capital reserve ratio has fallen to -1.44%, which represents a negative economic value of $16.3 billion. In the wake of this announcement, HUD unveiled a series of aggressive steps it intends to take over the next several months. According to the Annual Report provided to Congress earlier this month, FHA lenders will have to contend with several policy changes to FHA origination and servicing requirements in the coming year, as well as to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. Read More

FHA Issues Annual Financial Report to Congress

By: Phillip L. Schulman, Krista Cooley

On Friday, November 16, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its 2012 Annual Report to Congress and announced that the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund suffered a $16.3 billion deficit. In addition, for the fourth year in a row, the MMI Fund has failed to meet its 2% statutory reserve amount, an amount required under the National Housing Act to be held back to cover excess loss.

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FHA’s Lender Insurance Program Will Soon Cost Lenders More Money

By: Krista Cooley, Phillip L. SchulmanHolly Spencer Bunting

FHA mortgagees participating in the Lender Insurance (“LI”) program will be required to indemnify HUD for self-endorsed loans that HUD deems ineligible for FHA insurance based on a final regulation to be published by HUD on January 25, 2012. Since January 1, 2006, FHA mortgagees, with approval from HUD, have been permitted to endorse loans themselves, without first having to send the loans to HUD. The final regulation marks the first time HUD will make significant changes to the LI program, one of which automatically increases LI lenders’ liability for the loans they close and self-endorse. These changes finalize LI regulations proposed by HUD in October 2010 and will take effect on February 24, 2012. Read More

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