GSEs

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

12/26/19

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.

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

12/17/19

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.

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Senate Democrats demand more GSE reform details from FHFA

12/17/19

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

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FHFA proposal would exempt Federal Home Loan banks from stress tests

12/16/19

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.

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

11/27/19

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.

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

11/25/19

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.

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FHFA will re-propose capital rule for Fannie, Freddie

11/19/19

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

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

11/13/19

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.

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

11/12/19

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.

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What CFPB’s day in court will mean for FHFA

11/04/19

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.

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