GSEs

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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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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FHFA identifies supervisory concerns at two Federal Home Loan banks

06/15/20

The agency flagged faulty risk management and other issues at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in exams conducted last year.

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PNC thinking big, PPP fee fight, FBI's hacker warning: Top stories of the week

06/12/20

PNC open to deal that would boost assets to $700 billion; banks take hard line against accountants seeking fees for PPP referrals; rush to online banking during coronavirus has hackers salivating, bureau says; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Why lenders are wary of FHA's terms for buying loans with forbearance

06/10/20

The Federal Housing Administration's move to insure loans with forbearance could help support homeownership opportunities constrained by the coronavirus if one change was made to it, trade groups said.

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GSE capital plan would make buying a home more expensive, critics say

06/08/20

The FHFA’s proposal is intended to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but many experts warn that it could boost guarantee fees for lenders that they say may be passed on to borrowers.

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