With regulators facing the potential of significant revisions to their risk-retention rule, there is growing speculation among industry and consumer groups that the agencies will go back to the drawing board and issue a new proposal.

The plan, mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act and issued in March, drew hundreds of comment letters that detailed objections to the proposal. The sheer volume of comments and magnitude of changes sought have fueled talk that regulators will have to start over rather than trying to finalize the existing proposal.

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