GSE reform

GSEs need to shape up if they want to leave conservatorship: Calabria

10/31/19

Recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac activities are “not the kind of day-to-day behavior that you would expect from companies” under federal control, the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said.

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Bitcoin surges on China talk; Mortgage market gets boost

10/29/19

President Xi wants faster research on blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies; low rates bring best home loan quarter in 14 years.

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FHFA's Calabria talks GSE footprint, coordination with other agencies

10/28/19

The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac discussed steps the companies have already taken to limit their risk, as well as efforts to prevent housing market “overlap” with the FHA.

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FHFA's Calabria is open to wiping out Fannie, Freddie shareholders

10/22/19

At a House hearing covering a whole host of housing finance reform topics, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator said "if the circumstances" call for eliminating investors, "we will."

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Why reforming Fannie and Freddie is so hard to do

10/17/19

As the administration gears up to end a decade of government control of Fannie and Freddie, are there any good options?

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'Let's play a drinking game': Comments of the week

10/10/19

Readers react to whether the next presidential debate will discuss banking, how California's financial policies are bleeding into other blue states, suggested reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act and more.

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Fannie and Freddie get to keep their earnings. Now what?

10/04/19

Allowing the mortgage giants to retain profits resolves a short-term capital shortfall, but how much capital they would need after exiting conservatorship is still the bigger question.

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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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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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