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Structured Finance Association Applauds Fannie Mae Return to CRT Issuance

SFA released the following statement after Fannie Mae priced its first Agency Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) transaction since February 2020.

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Structured Finance Foundation Honors Inaugural Scholarship Recipients

The Structured Finance Foundation, an affiliate of the Structured Finance Association (SFA), today honored the inaugural recipients of a scholarship it established at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, accounting, or economics in the School of Business and Public Administration. The scholarship was established in 2020 with a gift of $80,000. Today, Brea Ellis and Novae Sylva were both awarded $10,000 scholarships at a ceremony on campus.

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Structured Finance Association Applauds Committee Passage of LIBOR Transition Legislation

The Structured Finance Association (SFA) today applauded the House Financial Services Committee adopting and favorably reporting the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021 (H.R. 4616) to the full House of Representatives by voice vote. The legislation will ease the transition away from the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which is the benchmark index currently used, for example, to determine the interest rate that consumers pay on some credit cards, home equity lines of credit, reverse mortgages, and private student loans.

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Structured Finance Association and Leading Financial Services Industry Groups Announce Support for the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021

In a letter to leaders of the House Financial Services Committee, the Structured Finance Association (SFA) was joined by other leading financial services industry groups in announcing support for the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021, which the committee is scheduled to vote on today.

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Structured Finance Association CEO Michael Bright to Testify Before Congress on Bond Rating Agencies

On Wednesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Structured Finance Association (SFA) CEO Michael Bright will testify at a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets hearing entitled, “Bond Rating Agencies: Examining the ‘Nationally Recognized’ Statistical Rating Organizations.”

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Structured Finance Association Announces Support for Julia Gordon to Lead FHA

In a letter to leaders of the Senate Banking Committee, the Structured Finance Association (SFA) expressed strong support of the nomination of Julia Gordon to serve as commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), calling her “eminently qualified” for the position.

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Structured Finance Association Statement on CFPB Reversal on Foreclosure Ban

The Structured Finance Association (SFA) released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) abandoned plans to ban mortgage servicers from pursuing foreclosures through the end of the year.

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Structured Finance Association Applauds Nomination of Julia Gordon to Lead Federal Housing Administration

The Structured Finance Association (SFA), the leading trade group for the securitization industry, today released the following statement after President Joe Biden nominated Julia Gordon to lead the Federal Housing Administration.

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Structured Finance Association Statement Commemorating Juneteenth

The Structured Finance Association (SFA) today released the following statement commemorating Juneteenth.

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Structured Finance Association Raises Concerns Regarding CFPB Foreclosure Moratorium

In response to a request for public comment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the SFA today submitted a letter on proposed amendments to Regulation X and raised concerns regarding the bureau’s foreclosure moratorium.

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