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Fannie Mae Issues $100B in Green Bonds

Fannie Mae hit a major milestone in 2021 as it has now issued $100 billion in green, multifamily mortgage-backed securities (MBS).  The GSE began issuing the MBS 10 years ago to support sustainable and affordable housing for residents in properties financed through its Green Building Certification program ...

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Fannie Mae Moves To AWS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, has announced that Fannie Mae, a source of financing for mortgages in the U.S., is using AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in housing. Fannie Mae uses the breadth and depth of AWS capabilities, ...

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CPFB Issues New Rule on LIBOR-Linked Accounts

A criminal London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rate-setting conspiracy that implicated major international banks has resulted in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalizing a rule to transition away from the LIBOR interest rate index for all consumer financial products starting in 2022.  The rule establishes how creditors must select replacement indices for existing ...

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Loan Limits Increased to Keep Up with Appreciation

Due to the drastic increase in real estate prices over the last year, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced new loan limits for 2022 for its Single Family Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage insurance programs.  The agency is statutorily mandated by the ...

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