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Fannie Mae Recognized as Largest Issuer of Green Bonds

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The Climate Bond Initiative, as part of the Third Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards, recognized Fannie Mae as the 2017 Largest Issuer of Green Bonds in the world. The awards are a globally recognized symbol of innovation and achievement in green ...

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MPF Program and Ginnie Mae Surpass $1 Bn in MBS

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The MPF Program recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued. The MPF Government MBS product was the result of a partnership forged by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Ginnie Mae to issue securities guaranteed by ...

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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Issuance Approaches $2 Trillion

On Thursday, Ginnie Mae—the government-owned corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system—announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $36.41 billion in January 2018. This brings Ginnie Mae’s total outstanding principal balance to $1.924 trillion, up ...

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FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for 2017. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage reverse mortgage program, which ...

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Steady 2018 RMBS Market Still Holds Risks

As companies start to issue more transactions in the new year, a new report takes a look at how the RMBS market will continue to perform.

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Speculation Surrounds the Fed Balance Sheet

As the Federal Reserve begins to normalize their balance sheet, speculators believe that the final product may be up to three times larger than it was before the financial crisis, if not bigger. The balance sheet refers to the portfolio of securities, such as various types of Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS), that it has purchased. Rising interest rates are sure to drive up rates in the housing market, and the Fed’s decision to pullback from mortgage-backed securities will only add to the rising rates.

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Fed’s MBS Phaseout May Drive Up Rates

Many expect the Federal Reserve to begin pulling back from the MBS market later this year or early next. A new analysis delves into the options the Fed has for its pullback--as well as the impact each of those options may have on the market. Whichever the Fed choose, expert say it will impact mortgage rates either way.

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RBS Sets Aside Billions for Settlements

Does the Royal Bank of Scotland’s announcement of additional provisions on Thursday mean the bank will soon reach a settlement with the FHFA?

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