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MBA Letter Addresses Basel III and Effects on Mortgage Markets
Posted to: Daily Newsletter
Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:15 PM

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Oct 18, 2012 3:34PM

MBA Letter Addresses Basel III and it's Effects on Mortgage Markets

The Mortgage Bankers Association ( MBA ) has sent a letter to the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation expressing its opinion that proposed Regulatory Capital Rules should not go forward. The three rules about which MBA expressed concern are the Regulatory Capital: Implementation of Basel III (Regulatory Capital Rule); Standardized Approach for Risk-Weighted Assets (Standardized Approach); and Advanced Approaches Risk-based Capital...

Oct 18, 2012 3:17PM

Housing Affordability Measures Must Include Transportation Costs

Six years ago the Center for Housing Policy (CHP) and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) published a study, A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families , which looked at the trade-offs that moderate-income households make between their housing and transportation costs and encouraged policymakers to consider both costs in decisions related to either. The two organizations have now updated that report with a new one titled Losing Ground: The Struggle...

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