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Industry Veterans Urge Caution for FHA

In this exclusive op-ed, industry/government veterans Brian D. Montgomery and Keith Becker make the case that FHA should resist the urge to reduce premiums while economic uncertainties and the fate of serious delinquencies remain.

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Will the FHA MMI Fund’s Sudden Spike be Enough to Silence Critics?

When FHA announced it was lowering its mortgage insurance premiums in January by 50 basis points down to 0.85 percent, the move drew intense criticism from Republican lawmakers who accused the agency of cutting off a revenue stream while the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund capital ratio sat at 0.41 percent, less than one-quarter of the 2 percent threshold required by Congress.

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