GSEs

Former FDIC chair joins Fannie Mae's board

08/21/19

Sheila Bair, who holds board seats at several other organizations, will sit on Fannie's compensation, corporate governance and risk policy committees.

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FHFA reverses course, will let VantageScore pitch model to GSEs

08/13/19

The regulator of the government-sponsored enterprises retreated from an earlier proposal that had barred VantageScore because of its ties to the credit bureaus.

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Recession-proofing loan books, Trump DOJ goes easy on big banks, Fed's real-time payment: Top stories of the week

08/09/19

Anticipating recession, banks start scrubbing loan books; how Trump's political appointees thwarted tougher settlements with two big banks; the Fed's plans on its real-time payment service; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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6 questions on the CFPB plan to end Fannie and Freddie’s ‘patch’

07/28/19

The mortgage industry was caught off guard by regulators’ decision to cease special treatment for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in complying with underwriting rules. But how big of an impact will the new policy have?

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Truist clears hurdle, new Santander CEO, fintechs' retirement fix: Top stories of the week

07/26/19

House lawmakers go light on BB&T-SunTrust merger; Santander Bank names longtime MUFG Union executive its CEO; the fintechs trying to solve America's retirement problem; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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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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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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