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Women in Banking rolls on, new CEO for Wells, GSE reform: Top stories of the week

10/04/19

The ‘Unsinkable Cathy Bessant’; Thasunda Duckett’s rising star takes center stage; the challenges facing Wells Fargo chief Charles Scharf; Fannie, Freddie to retain $45B in capital; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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Can Freddie Mac's embrace of AI pull the industry along?

10/02/19

Freddie Mac's test of artificial intelligence to make lending decisions could be a significant turning point in broadening the use of the technology.

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Fannie, Freddie to retain earnings; PayPal wins Chinese payments license

10/01/19

The GSEs will hold onto a combined $45 billion as they start the process of going private; PayPal becomes the first foreign firm to win approval to enter the country’s payments market.

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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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Freddie Mac launches mortgage data app for lenders

09/18/19

The mortgage industry has put more emphasis on organizing data in a digital manner and presenting it in an easily digestible format.

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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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