On January 31, the FHFA proposed updated minimum financial requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) single-family mortgage sellers and servicers. The updates are designed to provide transparency and consistency of capital and liquidity requirements for sellers and servicers with different business models. A key improvement to the 2015 minimum financial requirements (covered by InfoBytes here), FHFA stated, is that the updated standards will establish financial requirements for servicing Ginnie Mae mortgages. FHFA further noted that the new minimum liquidity standards will only be applied to non-depository institutions—depository institutions will continue to rely on their existing regulatory standards to meet the GSEs’ capital and liquidity requirements. FHFA will accept comments on the proposal for 60 days, and anticipates finalizing the requirements in the second quarter of 2020, with an expected effective date six months after finalization.