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Credit Scores and Loan Prepayment Speed

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Are prepayment speeds related to credit scores? A recent webinar on residential mortgage servicing rights gave some new insights about the prepayment of loan products and FICO scores by comparing conventional and government mortgages.

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FHA Revises Rules Regarding Prepayments, ARMs

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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Fitch: Slow RMBS Prepayments Lengthens Default Term Risk

A new report from Fitch Ratings found that U.S. prime jumbo residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued since the start of 2010 are unlikely to see a "meaningful increase in prepayments, even if interest rates stay low." The company believes that the lack of prepayments will result in an increased average life of the mortgages in these trusts, further increasing the period of default risk.

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