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News stories about GSEs

Dec 9, 2016  13:00 ET
Moody's: GSE privatization won't happen soon
Don’t count on a quick end to the government’s control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Moody’s Investors Service says. Despite U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin’s comments ...
Nov 30, 2016  15:05 ET
Treasury pick Mnuchin pushes GSE privatization
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Treasury said reforming and privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a top priority for the administration. Steven Mnuchin, a ...
Nov 23, 2016  14:10 ET
Renters say rising utility costs trump rising rents
Renters are more worried about rising utility bills than escalating rents, and they’re willing to pony up more cash to help allay those fears, according to the results of a recent survey. ...
Nov 14, 2016  17:15 ET
Former Ginnie Mae head expects GSE reform soon
A former top gun at Ginnie Mae said the Trump administration could break the partisan logjam that has stymied even minor housing-finance reforms.  Joseph Murin, who headed up Ginnie a dec...
Nov 4, 2016  13:45 ET
GSE loan counts, volumes outpace 2015 levels
The mortgage industry has turned in a strong performance in 2016 so far. Through the first three quarters of the year ending Sept. 30, the volumes and counts of the nation’s most popular ...
Nov 1, 2016  12:00 ET
Freddie Mac records strong third quarter
Freddie Mac posted its strongest earnings report in more than a year in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 and will return $2.3 billion to the U.S. Treasury. The government-sponsored enter...
Oct 13, 2016  13:00 ET
MBA makes case for front-end risk-sharing
The nation's largest mortgage trade organization, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), made the case this week for incorporating more upfront risk-sharing with the private sector on the most popul...
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...
Sep 27, 2016  15:15 ET
Risk-sharing pilot expands role of private insurers
Freddie Mac rolled out a new risk-sharing pilot program this week to test the waters for eventually seeking deeper coverage of loan-default risk through private mortgage insurers. Dubbed ...
Sep 23, 2016  11:45 ET
Groups ask senators to nix piecemeal GSE reform
Two community mortgage-lender associations say a movement is afoot in the U.S. Senate to slip in piecemeal reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could potentially benefit the nation’s biggest b...
Aug 23, 2016  11:10 ET
GSEs release new mortgage application forms
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday published the redesigned standard forms that will be used by borrowers to apply for a home mortgage. In a news release, the government-sponsored enter...
Aug 9, 2016  15:10 ET
GSE loan volume dips in first half of the year
Demand has slowed this year for the nation’s most popular home loans — those approved for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Through the first two quarters of 2016, Fannie’s volumes ...
Aug 4, 2016  12:45 ET
FHFA drops language question
Following heavy opposition from the mortgage industry, the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has backed out of its plan to include a language-preference question on the standard forms used to ...
Aug 4, 2016  9:25 ET
Fannie Mae posts $2.9 billion profit
Fannie Mae turned a strong profit in the second quarter, reporting earnings that will result in a $2.9 billion dividend payment to the U.S. Treasury. Following Freddie Mac’s strong earn...
Aug 2, 2016  8:35 ET
Freddie Mac posts $1 billion profit
Freddie Mac reported solid earnings in the second quarter, posting $1 billion in net income and $1.1 billion in comprehensive income that will result in a $933 million payment to the U.S. Treasury....

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