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FHA Revises Rules Regarding Prepayments, ARMs

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on August 25 the passing of two new rules – one that prohibits lenders from charging interest on FHA-insured mortgages that are paid in full and one that requires lenders to give borrowers earlier access to information regarding FHA-insured ARMs.

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FHA Officer to Join CFPB

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will be losing another officer when Patricia McClung, senior single family housing policy adviser at FHA, joins the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) next month as the assistant director of mortgage markets. Earlier this week, FHA commissioner Carol Galante announced her intention to step down from her post at the end of the year.

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JPMorgan Wary of FHA Business

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In a conference call with analysts following the release of its second quarter earnings report Tuesday, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took the time to single out Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed lending as a source of risk for the Megabank.

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HSBC to Pay $10M to Settle Claims over Foreclosure Fees

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HSBC has reached a settlement with the federal government related to its failure, prior to 2011, to oversee the reasonableness of the third party foreclosure related fees that it submitted to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Fannie Mae for reimbursement. The servicer will pay a $10 Million penalty.

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Realtors Support HAWK, Say It Could Go Further

The National Association of Realtors lent its support to the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge pilot program but has concerns that it will not do enough to lower insurance premiums for homebuyers. FHA announced the program in May as part of its "Blueprint for Access," outlining additional steps that the agency is taking to expand access to credit for underserved potential borrowers.

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Ellie Mae: Refinances Decline Slightly in May

Ellie Mae released its Origination Insight Report for May, analyzing data from over 3.5 million loan applications that ran through Ellie Mae’s Encompass mortgage management solution. The company found that refinances declined slightly for the month to 33 percent of all loans, down from 37 percent in the previous month.

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