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2017-014: Update to the March 9th Bulletins and Test Files
Published Date: 3/14/2017 12:00 AM

Related to Ginnie Mae’s March 9, 2017 Disclosure bulletin announcements for Pool and Loan Disclosure Files, April 2017 and New Issuance Platinum Enhanced and Collateral Files, Ginnie Mae is extending the time for implementation for an additional month. The existing files and schedules remain in effect for the month of April. In addition, Ginnie Mae is providing test files for the new “daily.txt”, “platdaily.txt”, and “platdcoll.txt” files as of April 3, 2017 for testing purposes during the month of April.

Revised Schedule: The April 2017 effective dates for the Production files in the March 9, 2017 bulletins will now begin in May 1, 2017. Each item in both bulletins are extended by 1 month. See the revised dates:

The File Release Schedule has been updated as follows (including the 6:00 AM Future Schedule release time):

​Disclosure File ​Current Schedule ​Future Schedule ​​​​1st Month Applied
MBS New Issuance Pool Weekly
​Same Business Day, 7:00 PM ​No longer produced ​Beginning in May 2017, there will be no Weekly New Issuance file. The final file will be named "weekly_20170501.txt".

​MBS New Issuance Pool Daily

​Same Business Day, 7:00 PM ​Next Business Day, 6:00 AM ​May 2017, the first daily of May will be published at 6:00 AM on May 1st
​MBS New Issuance Pool Monthly
​First Business Day of the month, 10:00 PM ​First Business Day of the month, 6:00 AM ​May 2017 New Issuance data for the month, published at 6:00 AM on June 1st
​New Issuance Platinum Daily
platdaily.txt and platdcoll.txt
​New: Not currently published ​Next Business Day, 6:00 AM ​May 2017 New Issuance Platinum data, published at 6:00 AM the day after Issuance

Test Files in April:  The test files for “daily.txt”, “platdaily.txt”, and “platdcoll.txt”will be available on April 3, 2017 on the New Release Test File Download page. The file name for each file on the test page will be proceeded by “test”, so the “daily.txt” file will be named “testdaily.txt”. To assist with testing, each file on the test page will also have a File Size, Published Date, and File Layout.

For questions related to this bulletin, please send an email to Inquiries to this email will be addressed within 2 business days.