Freddie Mac

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

07/14/20

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.

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FSOC to look more closely at secondary mortgage market

07/14/20

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.

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

07/10/20

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.

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Supreme Court to take up FHFA constitutionality

07/09/20

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

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FHFA leadership structure on shaky ground after CFPB ruling

07/02/20

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.

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Groups urge FHFA to extend comment period on GSE capital plan

07/01/20

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.

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CFPB issues proposals to revise QM rule, extend GSE patch

06/22/20

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.

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Federal housing agencies extend foreclosure moratorium to Aug. 31

06/17/20

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.

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

06/16/20

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.

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GSEs hire Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase as financial advisers

06/15/20

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.

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