Freddie Mac

FHFA's challenge: Convincing Supreme Court it's not CFPB


A recent ruling declaring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure unconstitutional signaled that a similar outcome awaits the Federal Housing Finance Agency. But the FHFA will argue in a new case that it does not deserve the same fate.


FSOC to look more closely at secondary mortgage market


The council created by the Dodd-Frank Act to identify systemic risks launched a review of the market as part of an activities-based approach that shifts focus away from targeting individual firms.


Wells mulling job cuts; Supreme Court to hear Fannie, Freddie case


The bank is expected to report a small net profit for the second quarter next week; shareholders are challenging the government's 2012 decision to appropriate nearly all of the agencies' profits.


Supreme Court to take up FHFA constitutionality


The high court ruled June 29 that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violated the separation of powers.


FHFA leadership structure on shaky ground after CFPB ruling


Legal experts say it is now more likely that the Supreme Court will strike down the single-director governance framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator.


Groups urge FHFA to extend comment period on GSE capital plan


In a letter to Director Mark Calabria, 17 organizations requested an additional 60 days to weigh in on the proposal meant to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's balance sheets post-conservatorship.


CFPB issues proposals to revise QM rule, extend GSE patch


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to change the definition of what constitutes a qualified mortgage from a 43% debt-to-income limit to a price-based threshold, and further extend a temporary exemption given to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Federal housing agencies extend foreclosure moratorium to Aug. 31


The FHFA and FHA both announced for the second time that they were delaying the freeze to protect borrowers and renters during the coronavirus pandemic.


Fannie, Freddie hire advisers to help raise capital; Deutsche leads the pack


Fannie Mae has chosen Morgan Stanley while Freddie Mac is going with JPMorgan Chase; the bank’s overhaul plan has helped make it the best performing big-bank stock so far this year.


GSEs hire Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase as financial advisers


As they prepare to exit government conservatorship, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have enlisted the investment banks to help them boost capital and evaluate market opportunities.