Liquidity and Capital Requirements
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
|Liquidity And Capital Requirements [Abstract]
|Liquidity and Capital Requirements
In addition to the covenant requirements of FAM mentioned in Note 16 - Other Financing Lines of Credit, FAM is subject to various regulatory capital requirements administered by HUD as a result of their mortgage origination and servicing activities. HUD governs
non-supervised,direct endorsement mortgagees, and Ginnie Mae, FNMA and FHLMC, which sponsor programs that govern a significant portion of FAM’s mortgage loans sold and servicing activities. Additionally, FAM is required to maintain minimum net worth requirements for many of the states in which it sells and services loans. Each state has its own minimum net worth requirement; however, none of the state requirements are material to the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).
Failure to meet minimum capital requirements can result in certain mandatory remedial actions and potentially result in additional discretionary remedial actions by regulators that, if undertaken, could: (i) remove FAM’s ability to sell and service loans to or on behalf of the Agencies; and (ii) have a direct material effect on FAM’s financial statements, results of operations and cash flows.
In accordance with the regulatory capital guidelines, FAM must meet specific quantitative measures of cash, assets, liabilities, profitability and certain
off-balancesheet items calculated under regulatory accounting practices. Further, changes in regulatory and accounting standards, as well as the impact of future events on FAM’s results, may significantly affect FAM’s net worth adequacy.
Among FAM’s various capital requirements related to its outstanding mortgage origination and servicing agreements, the most restrictive of these requires FAM to maintain a minimum adjusted net worth balance as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter of $183.1 million as of March 31, 2022. FAM’s adjusted net worth was $301.1 million as of March 31, 2022. FAM is also subject to requirements related to material declines in quarterly and two consecutive quarter tangible net worth.
As of March 31, 2022, FAM was in compliance with these covenants.
In addition, FAM is required to maintain both fidelity bond and errors and omissions insurance coverage at tiered levels based on the aggregate UPB of the loans serviced by FAM throughout the year. FAM is required to conduct compliance testing at least quarterly to ensure compliance with the foregoing requirements. As of March 31, 2022, FAM was in compliance with applicable requirements.
As an issuer of HMBS, FAR is required by Ginnie Mae to maintain minimum net worth, liquidity and capitalization levels as well as minimum insurance levels.
The net worth required is $5.0 million plus 1% of FAR’s commitment authority from Ginnie Mae. The liquidity requirement is for 20% of FAR’s required net worth to be in the form of cash or cash equivalent assets. FAR is required to maintain a ratio of 6% of net worth to total assets.
As of March 31, 2022, FAR was in compliance with the minimum net worth, liquidity, capitalization levels and insurance requirements of Ginnie Mae.
The minimum tangible net worth required of FAR by Ginnie Mae was $106.6 million as of March 31, 2022. FAR’s actual net worth calculated based on Ginnie Mae guidance was $439.0 million as of March 31, 2022. The Company was therefore in compliance with all net worth requirements.
In addition, FAR is required to maintain both fidelity bond and errors and omissions insurance coverage at tiered levels based on the aggregate UPB of the loans serviced by FAR throughout the year. FAR is required to conduct compliance testing at least quarterly to ensure compliance with the foregoing requirements. As of March 31, 2022, FAR was in compliance with applicable requirements.
Incenter Securities Group LLC (“ISG”), one of the operating subsidiaries of Incenter, operates in a highly regulated environment and is subject to federal and state laws, SEC rules and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) rules and guidance. Applicable laws and regulations, among other things, restrict permissible activities and require compliance with a wide range of financial and customer-related protections. The consequences of noncompliance can include substantial monetary and nonmonetary sanctions. In addition, ISG is subject to comprehensive examination by its regulators. These regulators have broad discretion to impose restrictions and limitations on the operations of the Company and to impose sanctions for noncompliance. ISG is subject to the SEC’s Uniform Net Capital Rule (SEC Rule
15c3-1)(“the Rule”), which requires the maintenance of minimum net capital. ISG computes net capital under the alternative method. Under this method, the required minimum net capital is equal to $0.3 million. As of March 31, 2022, ISG met the minimum net capital requirement amounts and was therefore in compliance.
Additionally, the ISG claims the exemption provision of SEC Rule
15c3-3(k)(2)(ii).ISG does not hold customer funds or safekeep customer securities. ISG introduces and clears its customers’ transactions through a third party on a fully-disclosed basis. ISG also claims the exemption provision of Footnote 74 of the SEC Release
No. 34-70073adopting amendments to 17 C.F.R. §
240.17a-5because ISG’s other business activities are limited to (1) proprietary trading; (2) receiving transaction-based compensation for referring securities transactions to other broker-dealers; and (3) participating in distributions of securities (other than firm commitment underwritings) in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs (a) or (b)(2) of Rule
Agents National Title Insurance Company (“ANTIC”), an operating subsidiary of Incenter, has additional capital requirements. The State of Missouri and State of Alabama require domestic title insurance underwriters maintain minimum capital and surplus of $1.6 million and $0.2 million, respectively. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in various actions up to and including surrender of the certificate of authority. Additionally, in October 2019, ANTIC entered into a capital maintenance agreement in conjunction with the approval for the certificate of authority for California. This agreement requires ANTIC to maintain a minimum of $8.0 million in policyholder surplus. If ANTIC falls below this requirement in any given quarter, Incenter must contribute cash, cash equivalents securities or other instruments to bring ANTIC in compliance. The Company’s insurance company subsidiaries met the existing minimum statutory capital and surplus requirements as of March 31, 2022.
ANTIC is also required to maintain bonds, certificates of deposit and interest bearing accounts in accordance with applicable state regulatory requirements. The total requirement was $4.0 million across all states as of March 31, 2022. The Company was in compliance with these requirements as of March 31, 2022.