Responding to continuing FSOC complaints about nonbank servicers, FHFA has proposed new seller-servicer eligibility standards that crack down hard on any nonbank servicer whose size evokes systemic qualms. Although all nonbanks and perhaps a few small bank seller-servicers will come under tougher net-worth requirements that hive off Ginnie servicing, FHFA targets its wrath at large nonbanks. These must not only comply with new capital and liquidity planning standards along with stringent liquidity standards, but are apparently viewed so dubiously by the agency that nonbanks also must get a third party to vouch for their viability under standards that get tougher as the servicer gets bigger.
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