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News stories about Fannie Mae

Jan 4, 2018  9:25 ET
GSEs wade into chattel financing
As part of a pilot program revealed last month, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan collectively to bankroll about $200 million in chattel loans backed by manu...
Dec 21, 2017  15:40 ET
Fitch: GSEs will need large Treasury draw next year
The government-sponsored enterprises will likely need to write down billions of dollars and take draws on the U.S. Treasury early next year in anticipation of a lower corporate tax rate, even though ...
Dec 20, 2017  10:25 ET
GSEs plan to bankroll millions in chattel financing
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signaled this month that they will back some $200 million in chattel-loan financing for manufactured-home purchases over two years. The government-sponsored e...
Nov 9, 2017  13:50 ET
ICBA: GSE reform will be a heavy lift
Most industry groups believe Congress and the Trump administration will make a push next year to reform the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could lead to a re...
Nov 2, 2017  9:35 ET
Fannie posts $3 billion profit despite hurricanes
Fannie Mae reported on Thursday $3 billion in net and comprehensive income in the third quarter, despite accounting for anticipated losses from a string of recent hurricanes. Fannie’s pr...
Oct 30, 2017  12:00 ET
Blog: FHFA proceeds with language-preference question
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) earlier this month announced it will include a language question on the standard application form used by borrowers to apply for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...
Sep 21, 2017  15:20 ET
Euro-bank tapering could be what drives up rates
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it would begin to gradually reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet beginning in October. Doug Duncan, chief economist with Fannie Mae, discussed with Sco...
Aug 3, 2017  12:20 ET
Fannie posts solid earnings in Q2
Fannie Mae posted strong profits in the second quarter, even as its chief executive officer warned that the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) would most likely have to weather any losses in futu...
Jul 21, 2017  17:10 ET
Blog: Small lenders weigh in on GSE reform
Small lenders got their turn this past week to speak out on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Senate Banking Committee held its second...
Jul 17, 2017  12:10 ET
Opinion: MBA’s reform plan works
By James S. MacLeod At long last the debate over housing-finance reform has begun in earnest, and it appears that industry participants are trying to make this a debate over what size len...
Jul 11, 2017  15:25 ET
Fannie Mae lowers bar on borrower debt loads
Fannie Mae, the largest financier of home mortgages, garnered much attention this spring when it announced it would loosen its credit standards beginning on July 29. The biggest change involves a mo...
May 11, 2017  12:15 ET
Watt: FHFA could withhold GSE dividends
In testimony Thursday, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt strongly hinted that the regulator would begin withholding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dividend payments to taxpayers ...
May 5, 2017  14:25 ET
GSE profits could put reform on back burner
The government-sponsored enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both turned significant profits in the first quarter and are expected to return a combined $5 billion to taxpayers in June. The solid ...
May 2, 2017  14:10 ET
The credit box has yet to be fully used
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Secondary Market Conference has been ongoing in New York City this week. Fannie Mae Executive Vice President Andrew Bon Salle, who heads up Fannie’s single-family ...
Apr 19, 2017  17:40 ET
GSEs ramp up risk sharing to mixed reviews
The government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ramped up efforts in 2016 to offload the default risk on their riskiest single-family mortgages. The GSEs’ federal regulat...

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