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Redirecting Default Risk Away From Taxpayers

credit risk

Two industry experts talk GSEs, CRTs, and guarantee fees and why shifting mortgage default risk from taxpayers to investors is a very good thing, including helping shield taxpayers from a dire financial crisis more onerous than ’08.

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FHFA Addresses GSEs’ Slimdown

GSE loans

Just how many non-performing loans have the GSEs sold off in their ongoing drive to shift credit risk into the private sector? Here's what the FHFA had to say.

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Fannie Mae Responds to Hensarling Critiques

Fannie mae

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on Friday that the committee would be launching a full investigation into recent allegations in a Bloomberg report that high-ranking Fannie Mae employees were intentionally violating their government prohibition ...

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Tallying Foreclosure Prevention Actions

The GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, completed nearly 20,000 foreclosure prevention actions in February 2018, according to the latest Foreclosure Prevention Report issued by the FHFA. The exact total of foreclosure prevention actions for February 2018 came to 19,932. ...

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Fannie’s Earnings Recover

Fannie mae

Fannie Mae released its Q1 financial statement Thursday. Overall, the news was good for the GSE. Fannie posted a net income of $4.3 billion, after taxes, in Q1. That's up from a $6.5 billion loss and a comprehensive loss of $6.7 ...

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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Collaborating for a Sustainable Housing Industry

It’s been a decade since the housing crisis of 2008. As the present administration looks at rolling back some of the more stringent regulations that were introduced during that time to protect homes and homeowners, the regulatory framework is also ...

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The Cost of GSE Reform

If the market crashes again, taxpayers are at risk. Congress seeks to reduce this risk by implementing reform the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but at what cost to borrowers?

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