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Fannie Mae posts instructional webinar on credit-risk-sharing program


Fannie Mae is providing transparency to the market on its first credit-risk-sharing transaction program. The government-sponsored enterprise posted a webinar to serve as a guide for investors, Fannie Mae said in a press release. The agency further explained that:

On September 10, we updated Fannie Mae’s single-family loan-level performance dataset. The data are provided to promote better understanding of the credit performance of Fannie Mae mortgage loans and to help investors model the credit performance of loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae in anticipation of future risk sharing transactions.


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