Lending

FHFA: Latest Report on Non-Performing Loan Sales Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the latest report on the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Enterprise Non-Performing Loan Sales Report includes sales information about NPLs sold through June 30, 2023. Borrower outcomes reflect NPLs sold through December 31, 2022. The sale of NPLs…

FHFA: 2024 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions Released

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the 2024 Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (together, the Enterprises) and their joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions, LLC (CSS). Annually, FHFA releases a Scorecard to communicate and provide public awareness of its priorities and expectations for the Enterprises and CSS. “The annual Scorecard requires that…

CDFI Fund: Application Demand for FY 2024 Round of Small Dollar Loan Program Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 round of its Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program). The SDL Program is intended to expand consumer access to financial institutions by providing alternatives to high-cost small dollar lending. Up to…

Federal Reseve: Bank Term Funding Program Will Cease Making New Loans on March 11th

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced that the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) will cease making new loans as scheduled on March 11. The program will continue to make loans until that time and is available as an additional source of liquidity for eligible institutions. During a period of stress last spring, the Bank…

CFPB: Rule Proposed to Limit Bank Overdraft Fees by Applying Truth in Lending Requirements

Rule would require nation’s largest banks to apply longstanding consumer protections, including interest rate disclosures, to overdraft loans The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a rule  to rein in excessive overdraft fees charged by the nation’s biggest financial institutions. The proposal would close an outdated loophole that exempts overdraft lending services from longstanding provisions of…

OCC: Public Appraisal Subcommittee Hearing on Appraisal Bias Scheduled for February 13th

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will host a public hearing of the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) on appraisal bias on February 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at its headquarters, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu will provide opening remarks. The subcommittee panel…

SBA: Further Action Announced to Help PPP and COVID EIDL Borrowers

SBA Introduces 60-Day Goodwill Exception Period, Expands Hardship Accommodation Plans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced expanded flexibility and accommodations for COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers to help bring them into compliance and avoid the repercussions of defaulting on a government loan. For COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers with loans under $100,000, the SBA has…

CFPB: Report Identifies Challenges Faced by Borrowers in Resumption of Student Loan Payments

CFPB oversight identifies long hold times, inaccurate billing statements, and processing delays The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an issue spotlight today on the CFPB’s oversight of student loan servicing practices in the early months of the resumption of federal student loan repayments after over three years of a payment pause due to the…

FHFA: Third Quarter 2023 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its third quarter 2023 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 43,356 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who have been helped to 6,861,827 since the start of conservatorships in September…

FEMA: $150 Million Announced to Help Underserved Communities Receive Low-Interest Loans for Disaster Resilence Projects

Announcement Triples Amount Available for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-funded  Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program As FEMA launches 2024 as its “Year of Resilience”, the agency is announcing the second funding opportunity for the Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grant program to make communities safer from natural hazards. This program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides capitalization…