Fannie Mae

FHFA asks Congress for power to charter Fannie, Freddie competitors


Director Mark Calabria urged lawmakers to grant the agency chartering authority similar to that of bank regulators to boost competition in the mortgage market.


Mnuchin says no to 'recap and release' plan for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was adamant that the Trump administration won’t just let Fannie and Freddie build up their capital buffers and then release the companies. He also said he backed an explicit government guarantee, something only Congress can do.


Can Fannie, Freddie be overhauled without Congress?


The Federal Housing Finance Agency has far more authority to upend the status quo than most realize, according to a new report.


Government launches unified MBS platform for Fannie, Freddie


The consolidation of the two companies' securitization platforms into a single bond market became official on Monday.


FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders


The head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator blamed “burdensome” local regulations for a lack of housing supply, and also provided an update on the administration’s plan for GSE reform.


One important piece of GSEs' transformation ready for launch


The launch of a combined securitization platform for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is meant to ease the transition to a new housing finance system. But questions remain about how the mortgage sphere will adapt to the single security.


Give Fannie, Freddie the same capital standards as everybody else


FHFA Director Mark Calabria should ensure the government-sponsored enterprises hold at least 4% of total assets as part of housing finance reform.


Will housing issues be a focus of 2020 race?


At a time when costs continue to soar and regulators weigh reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more than half of the Democratic presidential candidates have talked about housing on the campaign trail.


Freddie CEO casts doubt on FHFA capital plan


Regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to build up massive amounts of capital before being freed from government control. Don Layton, Freddie's departing chief executive officer says that's easier said than done.


'The status quo is over': FHFA chief vows quick action on GSEs


Mark Calabria said he wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to take preliminary steps by Jan. 1 toward exiting conservatorship.