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


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.


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


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.


Senate Democrats demand more GSE reform details from FHFA


The lawmakers say they need more information about the administration’s plans in order to conduct proper oversight.


FHFA proposal would exempt Federal Home Loan banks from stress tests


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.


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


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.


Schwab, TD Ameritrade deal announced; Fannie, Freddie guarantees debated


The $26 billion all-stock deal has the OK of the boards from both companies; the administration says it will move on privatization without federal backing.


FHFA will re-propose capital rule for Fannie, Freddie


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


Fannie and Freddie will likely exit conservatorship by 2024, Calabria says


And the government-sponsored enterprises could hold initial public offerings in 2021 or 2022 to ensure they hold adequate capital, FHFA Director Mark Calabria said.


As CFPB prepares to end QM patch, Congress tries to soften the blow


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s exemption from the Qualified Mortgage rule is on borrowed time, but a House bill would allow lenders to use the mortgage giants’ guidelines for documenting borrower income.


What CFPB’s day in court will mean for FHFA


The Supreme Court is ready to weigh in on the CFPB’s leadership structure, but both agencies are facing similar constitutional challenges, suggesting a broader impact of any decision.