GSEs

Don’t hand Fannie, Freddie over to the Fed

05/31/19

There's been chatter about whether the government-sponsored enterprises should be considered systemically important. But supporters must consider that such a designation would put the Fed in charge of their supervision, a step that would do more harm than good.

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'Pure extortion of commerce': Comments of the week

05/30/19

Readers weigh in on community development at BB&T-SunTrust, consider the role that branches play in bank marketing and debate the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Should Fannie, Freddie be labeled ‘systemically important’?

05/23/19

The FHFA director’s recent comments about whether the government-sponsored enterprises should be designated as SIFIs tees up a potentially significant element of the mortgage finance debate.

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Give Fannie, Freddie the same capital standards as everybody else

05/23/19

FHFA Director Mark Calabria should ensure the government-sponsored enterprises hold at least 4% of total assets as part of housing finance reform.

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Freddie CEO casts doubt on FHFA capital plan

05/21/19

Regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to build up massive amounts of capital before being freed from government control. Don Layton, Freddie's departing chief executive officer says that's easier said than done.

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Trump calls Fannie, Freddie a 'pretty urgent problem'

05/17/19

His administration is looking at different alternatives to reform the housing finance system.

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Treasury's point man on GSE reform stepping down

05/16/19

Craig Phillips, who has been developing the Trump administration's plan to help free Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from conservatorship, will leave Treasury next month.

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Fannie, Freddie need strong capital position to exit conservatorship: FHFA chief

05/14/19

In his first public policy speech as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria stressed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will have to raise significant capital via a public offering and take other steps in order to escape government control.

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Bill would prevent Congress from using g-fees as budget tool

05/14/19

Two senators, a Republican and a Democrat, have revived legislation that would prohibit Congress from using certain fees collected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offset unrelated government spending.

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FHFA announces senior staff appointments

05/13/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has named three senior advisers for policy, economics and communications.

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