Ginnie Mae Seeks Input on Moderating VA Prepays

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Ginnie Mae has issued a formal request for input regarding changes to its II Multi-Issuer Program (GII MIP). That program represents almost a third of the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued by the agency. The program uses an aggregation of loans from a wide variety of lender/servicer issuers and contains loans with a broad base of loan characteristics. The agency says it is vigilant about any trend that might affect investor confidence in the program, and this was noted in the recent attention paid to what was termed “churning” of loans originated through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that were being rapidly prepaid through the streamlined loan process. (That issue was reported on by MND in February 2018.) Counterparty risk arose when issuers specialized in such products and…(read more)

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