FHFA seeking comment on possibility of allowing seizure, sale of residential mortgages.
Balances to remain, regulator says.
Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquent loans were down for credit unions, banks and thrifts during the first quarter.
Mortgage Bankers Association chief heading to Atlanta as president of SunTrust Mortgage.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the federal regulator and conservator of government-sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has delivered a strategic plan for the two that envisions them becoming smaller and less relevant to the secondary mortgage market.
Third quarter figures from Mortgage Bankers Association show lowest delinquency rate since fourth quarter of 2008.
Five lenders dominate but numerous small participants also picking up their pieces of the pie.
The Mortgage Bankers Association has argued before Congress that the proposed definition of qualified residential mortgages will wind up forcing more borrowers into using government-backed loans.
Problems with processing foreclosures slowed the activity to its most sluggish pace in April, further delaying the point when the market will have addressed the large stockpile of real estate for sale.
The Mortgage Bankers Association has significant doubts about the regulations meant to provide mortgage issuers rules for making safer loans.