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News stories about GSEs

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...
Oct 3, 2017  17:20 ET
GSEs' latest payout to taxpayers could be the last
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paid billions to the U.S. Treasury last week as scheduled, but their conservator hinted on Tuesday that the most recent payout could be the last one. In testim...
Sep 22, 2017  13:45 ET
Trade groups fret over fate of GSE reform
Large mortgage-banking groups and other trade associations urged the Trump Administration this week to stay the course on allowing Congress to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying that they are...
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 9, 2017  16:00 ET
Flagging refi market cools GSE loan purchases
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cumulatively purchased a nearly identical number of loans during the first half of the year, compared to the same period a year...
Aug 7, 2017  9:30 ET
Blog: Doubts raised over GSE dividend payments
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last week reported solid earnings for the second quarter. This usually would mean that the GSEs would cut a big che...
Aug 4, 2017  14:25 ET
Housing-finance system doesn't need big fix
Housing-finance reform is back on the Congressional agenda, and small lenders could hold considerable sway over what form the legislation takes. Glen Corso, executive director of the Community Mortg...
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...
Aug 2, 2017  18:10 ET
Lenders pan language-question query
Mortgage banking groups this past week came out strongly against a resurrected proposal to include a language-preference question in the standard form used to apply for the most popular home loans. ...
Aug 1, 2017  16:50 ET
Opinion: Small lenders want GSEs preserved
By William Giambrone Recently, I had the privilege of testifying before the U.S. Senate banking committee on behalf of the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) on reform of the gov...
Aug 1, 2017  13:30 ET
Freddie posts $2 billion in profits
Freddie Mac turned another solid profit in the second quarter. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported net income of $1.7 billion and comprehensive income of $2 billion. ...
Jul 20, 2017  16:35 ET
Small lenders grab spotlight on reform debate
Small lenders testifying before a U.S. Senate banking committee hearing on Thursday cautioned policymakers not to overthrow a housing finance system that has kept them in business and competitive wi...
Jul 20, 2017  12:25 ET
MBA's reform plan protects small lenders
The Senate banking committee resumed its hearings on Thursday on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Ahead of the latest hearing, David Stevens, president and ...
Jul 6, 2017  8:30 ET
Small lenders have a big stake in GSE reform
A U.S. Senate banking committee hearing last week made it clear that reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is back on the congressional agenda. It also appe...
Jun 29, 2017  17:00 ET
Coalition renews pitch to recapitalize GSEs
Low-income advocacy groups and two small-lender trade associations called on the government to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to once again build capital reserves and also made clear their prefere...

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