housing market

Dimon: Treasury’s GSE plan ‘going in the right direction’


JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said at an investor conference that the Trump administration's plan for Fannie and Freddie would provide more opportunities for financial institutions. He also called for an end to the U.S.-China trade war and weighed in on the prospect of interest rates falling to zero.


GSE bailout was really a stickup


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


Taxpayers are the GSEs' true stockholders


Complaints made by legacy shareholders of Freddie Mac have no value after the Treasury Department pumped up Freddie and Fannie Mae through conservatorship.


Recap of Fannie and Freddie must protect shareholder rights


How the Trump administration can recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while remedying jilted private investors.


In mortgages, these banks zigged while many others zagged


While regulation and nonbank competition are spooking some banks, others believe low funding costs and the right relationships can help them succeed.


San Francisco Fed says banks could weather a big hit to housing


America's banks could largely weather a major housing downturn, a new Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco analysis finds, and that includes thousands of smaller lenders who typically have higher exposure to real estate.


Will Q4 bank earnings surprise?; Credit cards rule payments world


Some big investors think the recent selloff in bank stocks is overdone; despite new ways to pay, credit cards still dominate.


Challenges mount for mortgage lenders as shutdown persists


Borrowers and financial institutions may be feeling the strain from reduced operations at the FHA and IRS, which has suspended the release of certain income documentation during the budget impasse.


Mortgage lenders brace for more housing market headaches in 2019


The mortgage industry heads into 2019 with little relief from the market strains of the past three years. To succeed — or at least survive — lenders must confront major questions about demand, affordability and market consolidation.


On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform


The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine the outgoing committee chairman's bipartisan GSE reform bill, but lawmakers were already looking ahead.