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News stories about GSE reform

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. ...
May 3, 2018  10:30 ET
Strong economy may last for years
Freddie Mac recently named prominent housing economist Sam Khater as its vice president and chief economist. On his second week on the job, Khater discussed a range of housing issues with Scotsman Gui...
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...

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