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GNMA

abbr.
Government National Mortgage Association
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GNMA and FNMA guarantee timely (within the month) payment of principal and interest, regardless of payments by the borrower.
The limit on VA loans eligible for the loan pools that GNMA would back was $144,000 at the beginning of 1990, and was increased to $184,000 during the year.
However, to facilitate the implementation of the REMIC, MBA has heard that GNMA plans to mandate that GNMA I remittances be transmitted to security holders utilizing the ACH debit by a centralized processing agent.
Mortgage-backed, pass-through securities guaranteed by GNMA are risk weighted at 0 percent because GNMA is explicitly backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
Because of our significant number of highly trained loan specialist in FHA lending and our ability to place loans directly into GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities, many major investment firms consider Lend America one of the best resources to turn to for help and work with from spreadsheet to closing.
We were certainly in the camp that thought rates would be rising and that the flight to quality [to Treasuries] would subside" said Michael Hoeh, senior portfolio manager of the Dreyfus GNMA fund.
Among agency pass-throughs, GNMA issuance will expand to $90 billion (26 percent of the total versus only 18 percent in 1992) at the expense of conventional MBS issuance.
This type of security is typically a single-class instrument such as a GNMA pass-through.
The GNMA mortgage-backed security (MBS) program is responsible for administering and monitoring more than $400 billion of mortgage-backed securities, covering more than 7 million federally insured and guaranteed loans.
As also previously disclosed, the Government National Mortgage Association ("GNMA") notified R&G Mortgage that it was withdrawing authority to act as a GNMA issuer and as a servicer of GNMA mortgage pools.
GNMA took administrative action that was highly responsive to a segment of the GNMA issuer community, those with more than 5 percent of their GNMA portfolios in the Florida and Louisiana areas hit hard by Hurricane Andrew.
Now more than ever it is important that GNMA redesign and implement program changes.