The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) said that newly originated loans to borrowers in high cost areas as defined in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (H.R. 3221) will qualify for incorporation into TBA eligible MBS.

According to a SIFMA release, the association recommended that higher balance loans might comprise up to 10%  of the total balance of a pool eligible for TBA delivery "to preserve the homogeneity and minimize liquidity disruption in this important market."

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