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News stories about GSE reform

Aug 27, 2019  12:15 ET
Q&A: Community lenders believe GSE patch isn't likely to go away
Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) signaled that it did not plan to extend the so-called “GSE patch." Since the 2014 adoption of the qualified mortgage rule, the patch has t...
Feb 4, 2019  12:45 ET
Senate Republicans float Fannie/Freddie exit plan
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs signaled that housing-finance reform will be a priority of Republicans in 2019. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, on Fr...
Jan 11, 2019  14:40 ET
GSE reform could and should start now
The Milken Institute this week laid out a blueprint for the new leaders of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to prepare the groundwork for Congress to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and e...
Jan 10, 2019  13:15 ET
Milken: FHFA should pave way for housing reform
The influential Milken Institute has recommended that the Trump Administration clear a path for the government to end its 10-year control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but not release control over th...
Dec 21, 2018  13:25 ET
GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill
Lobbyists for major housing and banking trade groups on Friday spoke in favor of a bipartisan House proposal that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and create a housing-finance system with ...
Dec 12, 2018  11:10 ET
Trump picks Mark Calabria to lead FHFA
President Donald Trump has nominated conservative economist Mark Calabria to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The White House made the annou...
Nov 2, 2018  9:20 ET
GSEs record solid third-quarter earnings
Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported solid third-quarter earnings this week that will net U.S. taxpayers a total of $6.6 billion in dividend payments. On Frid...
Sep 25, 2018  10:05 ET
Opinion: PMI must play crucial role in housing reform
By Bradley Shuster Government-backed conventional mortgages totaled approximately $5.3 trillion as of summer 2018. As every follower of the mortgage-finance system knows, the guarantors of th...
Sep 6, 2018  15:20 ET
GSE conservatorship hits a decade, and counting
The 10-year anniversary of the government’s takeover of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was marked by another call from the industry urging Congress to get moving on housing-finance reform, and also ...
Sep 5, 2018  15:45 ET
Lender group calls for action on GSE reform
With the 10-year anniversary of the government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac approaching this week, a nonbank trade group has renewed its call for the government-sponsored enterprises (GS...
Jul 31, 2018  12:20 ET
Freddie posts solid Q2 earnings
Freddie Mac recorded another stable and profitable quarter at the midway point of the year. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported net income of $2.5 billion and comprehensive...
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...
May 22, 2018  13:25 ET
Blog: White House holds keys to GSE reform
Two well-known mortgage industry experts believe big changes will come to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt’s term ends in January. ...
May 7, 2018  16:10 ET
GSEs bankroll fewer loans in Q1
The industrywide decline in refinancing continues to translate into weaker borrower demand for loans originated for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the first quarter, the government-spons...
May 3, 2018  14:20 ET
GSEs report first-quarter rebound in profits
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both reported a return to profitability in the first quarter of this year, after suffering losses in the final quarter of 2017. ...

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