When word began to spread earlier this month that Fannie Mae is capping loan purchases from new seller/servicers based on their capital positions, a new fear began to take hold: the GSEs are preparing to hike their minimum net-worth requirement for all customers.

Presently, for legacy seller/servicers the minimum is roughly $2.5 million, but the fear is that over time that threshold will be ratcheted up to $5 million—all in the name of risk management.

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