According to a report released Tuesday by Fannie Mae, the big banks who love to act like “injured innocents” when it comes to making mortgage repurchase and indemnification demands on loan originators had their own...more
On April 2, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, held that loans underlying mortgage-backed securities need not be in default to trigger the lender’s repurchase obligations. MBIA Ins. Corp. v. Countrywide Home...more
Originally published in International Financial Law Review in February 2013.
Covered bonds’ dual recourse nature makes them a favoured instrument for investors seeking both safety and yield. If the issuing financial...more
On January 15, 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a Proposed Accounting Standards Update (the "proposed ASU") that eliminates the distinction between repurchase agreements that settle before the...more
On January 7, Fannie Mae and a national bank announced a comprehensive settlement to resolve all outstanding and future repurchase requests on nearly all single-family loans originated by the bank (and other lenders it later...more
The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published final guidelines on repurchase (repo) and reverse repurchase agreements for UCITS funds on 4 December 2012. This is a follow-up to ESMA’s publication in July...more
Just about every time I think that the demands being asserted on residential mortgage loan originators for mortgage loan “repurchases” or indemnification payments (on account of loans that were originated years ago during the...more
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