Fannie Mae

Fannie, Freddie will retain $45B in capital in first step toward privatization

09/30/19

The move to alter the government's preferred stock purchase agreements is the first major one under FHFA Director Mark Calabria's tenure to wind down the conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises.

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GSE investors seek Supreme Court ruling on FHFA constitutionality

09/26/19

The shareholders' claims against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator mirror arguments in cases challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Banks counting on GSE reform to stop mortgage share erosion

09/24/19

While no one is suggesting that the plan will help banks regain the share they've ceded to nonbanks, bankers believe that stabilizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could at least help them keep what they have.

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5 changes lenders want from CFPB’s rewrite of QM rule

09/24/19

Industry groups are calling on the consumer bureau to eliminate the debt-to-income limit for “qualified mortgages” and provide a short-term extension of special treatment for Fannie- and Freddie-backed loans.

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There are better times ahead for mortgage finance

09/20/19

While many lenders lately managed their business expecting reduced volume, now they get to capitalize on extremely low mortgage rates. But today's benevolent conditions will not always be with the industry.

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Senate Dems urge CFPB to extend QM patch

09/17/19

Senate Democrats are warning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be careful as it considers changes to its mortgage underwriting rules.

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The ball is in FHFA’s court for reforming the GSEs

09/17/19

The FHFA can go beyond a recent Trump administration report to level the playing field between the private sector and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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FHFA boosts multifamily lending caps for Fannie and Freddie

09/13/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is revising the multifamily loan purchase caps for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase affordable housing.

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FHFA's Calabria details next steps on GSE reform

09/11/19

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suggested that a finalized capital framework for the two mortgage giants could be published by the end of the year.

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Path to a GSE bill still fraught despite Treasury plan

09/10/19

Senate Banking Committee members feel urgency to pass a bill dealing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the same obstacles that have stalled congressional action for years remain.

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