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Affordable housing cuts, CFPB funding: Takeaways from Trump budget

02/10/20

The administration proposed to end the housing trust funds now financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to subject numerous agencies to the congressional appropriations process, among other things.

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Credit Suisse CEO leaves; Fannie, Freddie to buy SOFR mortgages

02/07/20

Tidjane Thiam submits his resignation; the two agencies said they will soon start accepting mortgages tied to the new rate and drop Libor by yearend.

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FHFA redefining itself ahead of GSE overhaul

02/03/20

With policymakers focused on ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, their regulator is reorganizing key units and adding staff to position itself for the long term.

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Senate Dems want answers on how GSEs are preparing for climate change

02/03/20

In letters to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, six Democrats asked how the mortgage giants are factoring extreme weather into their risk modeling.

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FHFA picks Houlihan Lokey to advise agency on GSE plans

02/03/20

The regulator said the investment bank and financial services company will help in the process of strengthening Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s capital standing for their eventual exit from conservatorship.

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Tearing up CFPB’s mortgage underwriting rule is the easy part

02/02/20

Now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it will scrap an unpopular standard for so-called qualified mortgages, the big question is what will take its place.

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4 questions as CFPB closes in on revamp of key mortgage rule

01/21/20

The agency is sending a strong message that it won’t rush to end an exemption for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while also signaling longer-term changes that will affect all lenders.

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CFPB to extend 'qualified mortgage' exemption for GSEs, report says

01/21/20

Director Kathy Kraninger has told lawmakers that the agency will delay the expiration of the so-called QM patch, now set for January 2021.

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Banking 2025, more Wells Fargo woe, compliance turnover: Top stories of the week

01/10/20

Potential sources of industry upheaval, and how to adapt; former Wells Fargo execs may face criminal charges in coming weeks; why banks have such high turnover of chief compliance officers; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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GSEs might operate under consent decree, Calabria says

01/08/20

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria discussed the possibility of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate under a consent order to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to be able to raise capital.

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