NAFCU meets at FHFA on financial eligibility requirements

NAFCU’s Carrie Hunt and Ann Kossachev met Wednesday at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) with several executives from the agency and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to discuss recently proposed updated minimum financial eligibility requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Services.

Hunt is NAFCU’s executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel and Kossachev is director of regulatory affairs.

The FHFA earlier this month proposed the updated requirements, which will also apply to servicing for Ginnie Mae mortgages and non-depository financial institutions, and the meeting included a discussion on what the requirements will mean for non-depository institutions.

According to the agency, the updated requirements intend to strengthen the government-sponsored enterprises’ seller/servicer requirements, provide transparency and consistency of capital, and liquidity required for sellers/servicers with different business models. The proposed requirements will be open for public comment for 60 days, and the agency has indicated that these requirements will be finalized in the second quarter of 2020.


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