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FHA cracks down on cash-out refinancing

08/01/19

The Federal Housing Administration is aiming to limit the share of borrowers who have been withdrawing money from the value of their homes.

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A GSE plan before the election has risks — but so does doing nothing

07/29/19

Some believe the administration will delay action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to avoid any political fallout. Others say the window for reform is closing.

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CFPB ending special treatment for Fannie, Freddie in mortgage rule

07/25/19

The agency’s director said it will let a temporary GSE exemption from the “qualified mortgage” regulation expire.

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FHFA's Calabria: No Trump GSE plan until August or September

07/18/19

Although the presidentially directed reports on housing finance reform are "essentially done," FHFA Director Mark Calabria doesn't expect them to be published until August or September.

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Trump team wary of Fannie-Freddie fix before 2020 election

07/12/19

The Trump administration is growing wary of taking bold steps toward freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from federal control before the 2020 election, said people familiar with the matter, in part because of the political risk of potentially upending the U.S. mortgage market.

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HSBC's new U.S. chief, Pittsburgh turf war, leveraged loan jeopardy: Top stories of the week

07/12/19

Citi’s chief lending officer to take over HSBC’s U.S. business; Pittsburgh banks brace for incursion of industry heavyweights; borrowing by nonbank leveraged lenders is growing (maybe too much); and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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Fed working group proposes SOFR-based mortgage by 2021

07/11/19

The Alternative Reference Rates Committee promotes the adoption of a new Secured Overnight Financing Rate index rate to replace Libor in pricing hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages within the next two years. The change would be the first application of SOFR to a consumer-loan product.

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What to expect when you're expecting a report on GSE reform

07/09/19

Treasury and HUD are close to unveiling administrative and legislative options for ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Will their findings be heavy on detail or leave a lot unanswered?

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Recap of Fannie and Freddie must protect shareholder rights

07/09/19

How the Trump administration can recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while remedying jilted private investors.

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Freddie CEO joins Harvard center focusing on housing finance reform

07/01/19

Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton has joined the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies as a senior industry fellow focused on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises.

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