GSEs

Dear CFPB: Let the QM ‘patch’ expire

05/07/19

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.

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

04/25/19

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.

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Senior HUD official named FHFA deputy director

04/16/19

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.

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Mark Calabria sworn in as FHFA director

04/15/19

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

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

04/12/19

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.

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Warren, Tillis look to enforce GSE salary caps

04/12/19

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.

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Analyst coverage of Fannie another sign GSE privatization gaining steam

04/08/19

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.

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Senate confirms Mark Calabria as head of FHFA

04/04/19

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

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FHFA’s Otting authorizes GSE affordable housing payments

04/03/19

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.

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Congress pits VA mortgage costs against veterans' health care

04/01/19

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.

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