Housing finance executives participating in the first monthlysurvey sponsored by The Collingwood Group reported a link between dealing with newmortgage regulations and the inability to make more money availablefor mortgage loans.

“Seventy percent of survey respondents attributed a high toextremely high correlation between increased regulation and theneed to tighten mortgage credit,” the firm reported. “Thisindicates that there is a strong relationship between regulationand borrower's ability to get a mortgage loan.”

The Collingwood Group is a Washington-based financialconsultancy that addresses mortgage lending and mortgageregulation.

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