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CFPB Issues Two Final Rules: A Change to the General Qualified Mortgage Rule and the Seasoned Qualified Mortgage Rule

USA - January 14 2021 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently issued two final rules aimed at bolstering the Qualified Mortgage ("QMs") market. The…

Linda Ann Bartosch, Bob Frink, William Luciani, Ralph R. Mazzeo, Paul M. Mcaleer

Deal Agent: A Structural Enhancement to Private Label RMBS

USA - September 15 2016 The U.S. Treasury Department (the "Treasury") views a healthy private label residential mortgage-backed securities ("PLS") market as "an important…

Jonathan D. Gaynor, Ralph R. Mazzeo

RMBS Risk Retention is Here

USA - February 29 2016 It‟s official. Risk retention became effective for residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS") on December 24, 2015. Since the final rules (the…

Jonathan D. Gaynor, Ralph R. Mazzeo

Additional governmental oversight recommended for life settlement industry

USA - August 10 2010 Two new publications - one a staff report by the SEC and the other a survey by the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") - suggest that additional governmental oversight may be on the way for life settlements, an asset class that some believe is poised for significant growth.

Patrick D. Dolan, Kira N. Brereton