Dear CFPB: Let the QM ‘patch’ expire


A GSE exemption in the bureau’s “qualified mortgage” rule is set to sunset in 2021, and regulators should not try to extend it as some experts have suggested.


Calabria’s ambitious FHFA agenda (it’s not just housing finance reform)


New FHFA Director Mark Calabria isn't just charting a future for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but also fixing problems resulting from the "Qualified Mortgage" exemption for the GSEs and taking a "deep dive" into problems in the mortgage servicing market.


Senior HUD official named FHFA deputy director


Adolfo Marzol, who has served as an adviser to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, will now report to the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Mark Calabria sworn in as FHFA director


The new head of the agency regulating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be at the forefront of reforming the housing finance system.


Wells in denial, faster-payments backtrack, delinquency uptick: Top stories of the week


Wells Fargo and the denial stage of recovery; community bankers alarmed after big banks backtrack on faster-payments pricing; credit card, auto loan delinquencies hit seven-year high; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Warren, Tillis look to enforce GSE salary caps


A bipartisan proposal would allow for the removal of the FHFA director if the agency approves CEO salary increases at Fannie and Freddie beyond $600,000.


Analyst coverage of Fannie another sign GSE privatization gaining steam


B. Riley FBR initiated equity coverage of the mortgage giant, citing housing finance reform proposals that could result in Fannie and Freddie Mac being released from conservatorship.


Senate confirms Mark Calabria as head of FHFA


The administration official will serve a five-year term as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's chief regulator.


FHFA’s Otting authorizes GSE affordable housing payments


After a brief delay, the agency’s acting director signed off on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributing to the National Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund.


Congress pits VA mortgage costs against veterans' health care


The mortgage industry is stepping up its fight against a bill that would raise the Department of Veterans Affairs' mortgage fees to cover medical costs for Vietnam vets.