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Banking 2025, more Wells Fargo woe, compliance turnover: Top stories of the week

01/10/20

Potential sources of industry upheaval, and how to adapt; former Wells Fargo execs may face criminal charges in coming weeks; why banks have such high turnover of chief compliance officers; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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GSE investors better beware underlying risks

01/02/20

The FHFA’s attempt to move some of its balance sheet into the private sector could leave investors with greater liabilities than they were initially told.

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FHFA’s focus in reforming GSEs: Capital, capital, capital

12/26/19

A risk-based capital rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is expected to top the agenda in 2020 as the companies’ regulator executes plans for their release into the private sector.

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Big banks reach $250M settlement in suit alleging GSE bond-price fixing

12/17/19

A dozen of the nation's largest underwriters were accused of colluding with traders to artificially set prices on the secondary market for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities.

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FHFA proposal would exempt Federal Home Loan banks from stress tests

12/16/19

As required by last year's reg relief law, the agency is planning to raise the asset threshold for organizations conducting a stress test from $10 billion to $250 billion.

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GSE limit for single-family loans to surpass $500K in 2020

11/27/19

Loan limits for most mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy will exceed $500,000 for the first time ever next year, and the maximum for most high-cost areas will be $765,000.

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USAA's win vs. Wells, BB&T-SunTrust's green light, GSE reform: Top stories of the week

11/27/19

USAA won $200M from Wells Fargo in patent fight — will others be on the hook?; three takeaways from regulators' approval of the BB&T-SunTrust merger; don't believe the doom and gloom on Fannie, Freddie; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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FHFA will re-propose capital rule for Fannie, Freddie

11/19/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is scrapping a capital proposal it released last year and will seek comments on a new plan in 2020.

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Don't believe doom and gloom on Fannie, Freddie

11/19/19

There's been chatter that investors are shying away from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities because Congress may not enact housing finance reform. Be skeptical of those claims.

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BB&T-SunTrust's incentive, Fannie-Freddie freedom, core vendor 'ransom': Top stories of the week

11/15/19

Earnings hit could be avoided if BB&T and SunTrust complete deal by 2020; Fannie and Freddie will likely exit conservatorship by 2024, Calabria says; tired of paying 'ransom' to core vendors, two small banks fund new one; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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