Fannie Mae

6 banking issues to watch when Congress reconvenes

08/26/19

When lawmakers return from their August recess, there are a host of unresolved financial policy issues — from marijuana banking to anti-money-laundering rule — to greet them.

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'A compliance nightmare': Comments of the week

08/22/19

Readers react to regulators revamping the Volcker Rule and the U.S. Postal Service getting into banking, criticize HUD's plan to make it harder for consumers to allege discrimination and more.

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Bank bonds holding their own; Warren’s beef with Wells

08/22/19

While bank stocks flounder, their bonds are seen as a haven against a possible recession; the senator asks bank about overdraft fees on closed accounts.

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Former FDIC chair joins Fannie Mae's board

08/21/19

Sheila Bair, who holds board seats at several other organizations, will sit on Fannie's compensation, corporate governance and risk policy committees.

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Taxpayers are the GSEs' true stockholders

08/21/19

Complaints made by legacy shareholders of Freddie Mac have no value after the Treasury Department pumped up Freddie and Fannie Mae through conservatorship.

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FHFA reverses course, will let VantageScore pitch model to GSEs

08/13/19

The regulator of the government-sponsored enterprises retreated from an earlier proposal that had barred VantageScore because of its ties to the credit bureaus.

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New villain in battle over CFPB mortgage rule: Appendix Q

08/12/19

With the agency mulling changes to the “Qualified Mortgage” regulation, mortgage lenders say little-known standards for how they document a borrower’s income would be a good place to start.

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Lenders dread prospect of Fannie, Freddie losing CFPB exemption

08/02/19

Many in the industry say releasing GSE-backed loans from stringent underwriting rules has helped the housing market recover, but a new level of regulatory burden could reverse those gains.

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FHA cracks down on cash-out refinancing

08/01/19

The Federal Housing Administration is aiming to limit the share of borrowers who have been withdrawing money from the value of their homes.

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A GSE plan before the election has risks — but so does doing nothing

07/29/19

Some believe the administration will delay action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to avoid any political fallout. Others say the window for reform is closing.

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