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Freddie Mac Obtains Insurance Policies Aimed At Reducing Taxpayer Risk

Freddie Mac announced Tuesday that it has obtained a number of insurance policies under its Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS) in an effort to reduce risk to taxpayers in mortgage loans and further expand risk-sharing initiatives beyond capital markets. The announcement comes one week after Fannie Mae announced it was expanding the role of private capital in the mortgage market by transferring the credit risk on a pool of loans from taxpayers to a panel of domestic reinsurers.

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Report: Mortgage Fraud Risk Increases 3.2 Percent

CoreLogic's latest Mortgage Fraud Report, released Tuesday, shows a 3.2 percent year-over-year increase in fraud risk among mortgages in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2014, as measured by the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index.

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FHFA OIG Raises Questions About Risks of Nonbank Servicers

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a report Tuesday highlighting the risks associated with banks that have traditionally serviced mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac selling the rights to service troubled mortgages to non-bank servicers that specialize in handling them.

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As Banking Industry Improves, Risk Increases

As the United States economy continues to improve, the challenges facing the banking industry gradually shift from recovery to risk management in an effort to avoid the pitfalls that contributed to the financial crisis. In that spirit, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency released its Semiannual Risk Perspective of Spring 2014, offering an overview on the current health of the market and highlighting the significant risk related challenges that currently that face the banking industry.

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Compliance Critical: Field Manager Vendor Management Process Audits

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency states explicitly in an October 2013 bulletin guidance for risk management that it "expects more comprehensive and rigorous oversight and management of third-party relationships that . . . could cause a bank to face significant risk if the third party fails to meet expectations."

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