GSEs

Fannie, Freddie investors fighting profit sweep get key court win

09/09/19

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors won a victory in their long battle to reap benefits from their stakes in the mortgage giants with a court ruling letting them pursue claims that the U.S. sweep of the companies’ earnings is illegal.

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Did Treasury's GSE report move the needle?

09/06/19

The Trump administration raised the goal posts for ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but how officials get there is still highly uncertain.

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BB&T-SunTrust branch sale, GSE overhaul, CFPB's payday rule: Top stories of the week

09/06/19

Next up for BB&T-SunTrust: deciding where to unload branches; how the Trump administration would reform Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac; why the CFPB's payday rule is in the hands of a Texas judge; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Cheat sheet: Trump administration’s road map for GSE overhaul

09/05/19

The Treasury Department made clear in a much-anticipated report that it prefers Congress take up reform of the government-sponsored enterprises, but it also recommended steps that federal agencies could take without legislation.

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Senate panel sets GSE hearing as administration's reform plan nears

09/04/19

With officials putting finishing touches on presidentially directed reports on the future of the housing finance system, the Senate Banking Committee announced a hearing to examine the issue.

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Forced arbitration, JPM's contrarian move, M&A as recruiting tool: Top stories of the week

08/30/19

The case of a pastor wrongly-accused by Wells Fargo has mandatory arbitration back in the spotlight; JPMorgan started buying securities long before talk about rate cuts; more banks are turning to M&A to acquire talent; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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'You don’t have to like the GSEs': Comments of the week

08/29/19

Readers react to jilted GSE legacy shareholders and a proposal making it harder to cite disparate impact, criticize Democrats asking the CFPB to stop its payday rule revamp and more.

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Will GSE reform get some clarity from long-awaited blueprints?

08/29/19

The mortgage industry will be looking for answers when Treasury and HUD unveil reports on housing finance reform, but the Trump administration’s plans could also raise a whole new host of questions.

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GSE bailout was really a stickup

08/28/19

The Treasury’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac left legacy shareholders holding the bag.

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P2P lenders faces challenges; Student debt relief scams

08/27/19

An economic downturn is likely to force industry consolidation; the legit firms only offer borrowers things they can get for free, while others are scams.

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