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Report: Mortgage Regulations Have Had Positive Impact on RMBS Sector

While the onslaught of new mortgage regulations in the last year has created headaches for lenders, it's had a clear positive impact in one area, Fitch Ratings says in a new report: the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) sector. In its latest look at the RMBS segment, the company says that while the market still has some rebuilding left to do, it "has seen some rather substantial improvements of late," owing in large part to improved loan underwriting standards in recent years.

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CFPB Has Caused Businesses to Heavily Emphasize Compliance

With the mortgage industry becoming more heavily regulated in the last four to five years, those who work within the industry have had to place an increased emphasis on compliance. But compliance does not come without a steep price – it takes a great deal of time, effort, and money.

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OCC Chief Counsel Testifies on Small Bank Issues

During her testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) Chief Counsel Amy Friend addressed issues regarding the regulatory burden faced by small banks.

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Regulations Pose “Continued Operational Problems”

Speaking at the fifth annual Five Star Government Forum on Tuesday, Christopher Whalen presented on the topic, "Government's Role in Restoring a Healthy Mortgage Market." Whalen's presentation focused on the effects of government regulations on the housing industry.

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