In the American Securitization Forum’s ongoing bid to restore securitization’s once-prominent role in funding housing, the trade group released a clutch of proposals Tuesday.

At the top of the list was jacking up the guarantee fees paid by lenders to Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The current level of g-fees makes securitizations of GSE and FHA loans more economical than those issued directly by private sector originators.

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