• MPF 125, MPF 35, MPF Government, MPF Original
  • May 31, 2019

MPF Announcement 2019-31

Updates and Clarifications to the MPF Traditional Selling Guide

Effective: Immediately

Mortgage Insurance Coverage Table

Modified the Mortgage Insurance Coverage table in Section 9.2.3 of the MPF Traditional Selling Guide to ensure clarity in differentiating each category. Please note the categories in the table have not changed, only revised to ensure each category can be identified. For example:

Before clarification:


25% Coverage

12% Coverage


12% Coverage

6% Coverage

After clarification:

>85% to ≤ 90%

25% Coverage

12% Coverage

>80% to ≤ 85%

12% Coverage

6% Coverage

See MPF Traditional Selling Guide section 9.2.3 to view the full Mortgage Insurance Coverage table.

Acceptable Uses of Power of Attorney

Modified the language to clarify the current policy for power of attorneys, which is the person acting as attorney-in-fact should not be employed by or affiliated with any party to the loan transaction other than the Borrower.

Restrictions on the Use of a Power of Attorney

Clarified the circumstances when unless it is required by applicable law, a power of attorney may not be utilized to sign a security instrument or note if either (or both) of the following applies:

  • ·no other borrower executed such loan documents in person and in the presence of a notary, unless a power of attorney is utilized to sign such loan documents for each borrower, and the attorney in fact is either:
    • the borrowers attorney at law; or
    • the borrowers relative
  • if the transaction is a cash out refinance.

See MPF Traditional Selling Guide section 10.2.6

To gain a full understanding of these topics, PFIs and Servicers should review the entire MPF Announcement plus any applicable MPF Traditional Selling Guide chapters, forms, or exhibits noted in the announcement.




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