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News stories about GSEs

Mar 25, 2016  15:20 ET
Freddie Mac bulks up its credit-risk firewall with new insurance deal
Freddie Mac today announced that it has purchased insurance policies that will provide credit-loss protection for up to $336 million in losses related to a large pool of single-family mortgages. ...
Mar 22, 2016  15:25 ET
FHFA to decide fate of principal-reduction proposal within 30 days, director says
The regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon decide on whether to allow the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to reduce the principal mortgage amounts owed by some struggli...
Feb 19, 2016  9:35 ET
Fannie Mae will pay U.S. Treasury $2.9 billion after strong end to 2015
As with its counterpart Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae posted a strong  profit for the fourth quarter and will pay the  U.S. Treasury $2.9 billion in March, the government-sponsored enterprise reported on ...
Jan 22, 2016  14:40 ET
Fannie Mae 2015 multifamily securities issuance hits $42B
Fannie Mae issued $9.8 billion of multifamily mortgage-backed securities (MBS) during the fourth quarter of 2015, the government-sponsored enterprise announced Friday. That brought its yearly total ...
Jan 6, 2016  12:30 ET
NAFCU's Dan Berger: Dodd-Frank is 'death by a thousand cuts' for small lenders
In December, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulations on community banks and credit union...
Dec 17, 2015  10:05 ET
Spending bill gives Congress the keys to GSEs' conservatorship
Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a final spending bill late Wednesday that includes language effectively assuring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not be released from government conserva...
Dec 9, 2015  13:00 ET
GSEs' low-downpayment programs have yet to make a splash
Low-downpayment loan products offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have yet to catch on, new data from Black Knight Financial Services indicates. Borrowers have largely shunned the relat...
Nov 25, 2015  12:00 ET
Banking lobby splits over latest GSE-reform push
The banking lobby in Washington is now officially divided over the direction reform efforts should take for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s future. The Mort...
Nov 18, 2015  13:30 ET
Ending GSEs' conservatorship would hurt consumers, national federation says
A national consumer-advocacy federation says the recent calls from affordable-housing advocates and some mortgage-banking associations to recapitalize and release Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from g...
Nov 17, 2015  8:50 ET
House passes bill to yank multimillion pay increases for GSE CEOs
The U.S. House has voted to take away the massive pay increases for the chief executive officers of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The House late Monday approved a bill, which was previously...
Nov 16, 2015  17:05 ET
GSE multifamily financing already surpasses 2014 total
Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through third-quarter 2015 have already financed a greater volume of multifamily loans than during all of 2014, according to their ...
Nov 10, 2015  14:50 ET
GSEs sell off more delinquent loans
The government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to wind down their portfolios of deeply delinquent loans. Freddie on Tuesday announced it was auctioning off an ...
Nov 10, 2015  13:15 ET
Recapitalizing the GSEs is path forward for housing reform, national coalition says
A national affordable-housing lobby says the obvious solution to fixing the U.S. housing-finance system continues to stare the Obama administration in the face. Government-controlled mortg...
Nov 9, 2015  14:50 ET
GSE volume through third-quarter 2015 surpasses total for all of last year
Mortgage business in the most popular home-loan types boomed through the first nine months of the year. The combined volume of single-family loans purchased and guaranteed by Fannie Mae ...
Nov 5, 2015  15:50 ET
House version of highway bill includes no raid of the g-fees
U.S. House members voted on Thursday not to allow the use of guarantee fees collected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund highway projects. The House overwhelmingly passed an amendment...

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