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News stories about G-fees

Jul 10, 2018  14:35 ET
GSE reform starts with a recapitalization plan
The White House last month called for revamping the nation's housing-finance market by privatizing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also creating several similar...
Jun 21, 2018  17:45 ET
White House unveils goal to privatize GSEs
The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that calls for turning the entities into private companies that would vie with similar entities to bankroll and s...
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...
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...
Nov 28, 2017  14:00 ET
Loan limits raised on GSE loans
In response to rising home prices, the government has raised the loan limits for mortgages that are acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. The new conforming loan limit for one-unit pro...
Nov 6, 2017  14:15 ET
GSEs finance fewer loans in 2017
As the demand for refinancing has waned this year, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been bankrolling fewer mortgages. Through the first three qua...
Oct 23, 2017  18:05 ET
MBA leader delivers a call to action
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) President David Stevens called for a “strong, steady and unified voice” to push for the reforms that matter to loan originators. In a kickoff ...
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 20, 2017  16:00 ET
MBA rolls out GSE reform roadmap
The nation’s largest mortgage trade group on Thursday rolled out a blueprint on how Congress and the Trump administration could end the government’s near decade-long conservatorship of Fannie Mae an...
Nov 28, 2016  15:00 ET
GSE loan limits will go up in 2017
The maximum borrowing limits for the nation’s most popular loan types will go up in January. On loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the baseline limit for one-unit properties ...
Nov 3, 2016  9:30 ET
Fannie will pay $3 billion dividend to Treasury
Fannie Mae turned in a strong third quarter ended Sept. 30 and will return $3 billion to the U.S. Treasury. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported $3.2 billion in net income ...
Oct 6, 2016  11:15 ET
Front-end risk sharing threatens small lenders
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now offload much of the default risk on the loans they purchase through the sales of securities. These are called back-end risk-s...
Jul 7, 2016  14:00 ET
GSE common security to come in 2018
In what could become a major piece of infrastructure for a reformed housing finance system, the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on a schedule to begin issuing common s...
Mar 28, 2016  14:25 ET
Housing-industry experts’ proposal seeks to stoke conversation over GSE reform
The conservatorship that the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been operating under since 2008 was meant to be a “temporary fix” and “is starting to show its ag...
Mar 14, 2016  14:20 ET
Mortgage industry pressing for permanent ban on g-fee raids
Mortgage industry trade groups have renewed a push to prevent future raids on the guarantee fees (g-fees) collected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Lobbyists sent a letter this past week...

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