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News stories about GSE reform

 
Feb 26, 2018  12:10 ET
Trade group: America doesn’t need multiple GSEs
Housing-finance reform and ending the federal conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has become a hot topic again. The mortgage lobby, however, rem...
Feb 21, 2018  12:50 ET
Blog: SCOTUS declines to step into GSE fight
The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to intervene in the fight between Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's private shareholders and the U.S. government over billions in profits. The nati...
Feb 14, 2018  11:35 ET
GSEs will need one-time bailouts
The government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced last week they will need to take draws on the U.S. Treasury after taking one-time hits as a result of last year’s tax overha...
Feb 1, 2018  15:20 ET
GSE bill would expand competition and Ginnie Mae
A housing-finance reform bill now pending in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs proposes to create a system where multiple entities are allowed to compete against each oth...
Jan 31, 2018  11:05 ET
Blog: Treasury's Mnuchin talks GSE reform
In testimony this week before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reaffirmed the Trump administration’s preference for Congress to ena...
Jan 26, 2018  15:00 ET
Small-lender trade groups blast GSE plan
Two community mortgage-lender trade associations say they have serious concerns about a recent report on how a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform bill is evolving in the U.S. Senate Commit...
Jan 18, 2018  14:20 ET
Federal regulator calls for turning GSEs into utilities
For the first time, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has revealed its preferred blueprint for housing finance reform. In a position document and letter sent to the U.S. Senat...
Dec 21, 2017  10:50 ET
Treasury allows GSEs to build capital buffers
The U.S. Treasury Department has agreed to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retain small capital buffers, reversing a plan to wind down the government-sponsored enterprises’ (GSEs) reserves to ze...
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 8, 2017  11:30 ET
Blog: GSE debate inches forward
A subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing a week ago on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The event didn’t garner much a...
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 31, 2017  16:40 ET
Freddie Mac posts a solid quarterly profit
Freddie Mac turned another solid profit in the third quarter and also got the benefit of a billion-dollar private-label securities settlement, the government-sponsored enterprise reported on Tuesday...
Oct 27, 2017  13:55 ET
MBA president: GSE reform is within reach
At the end of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) national convention held in Denver this week, President David Stevens made a surprise announcement that he would retire effective Sept. 30, 2018...
Oct 23, 2017  20:20 ET
Mel Watt renews call for housing-finance reform
In a speech before mortgage bankers Monday, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt strongly urged Congress to get housing-finance reform moving. “Fannie Mae and Freddie M...
Oct 11, 2017  14:20 ET
Opinion: Mortgage insurance is a vital backstop
By Lindsey Johnson The 2008 financial crisis dramatically impacted our housing-finance system. More than 1.2 million hard-working Americans lost their homes between 2005 and 2008, accordi...
 

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