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Fannie, Freddie CEOs awarded $3 million raises

Granted compensation of $4 million each
Brena Swanson
Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs were granted multimillion-dollar paydays by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. A move that comes with great objection from lawmakers and the White House.
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Fannie, Freddie CEOs get a well-deserved huge boost in pay

It's about time
Jacob Gaffney
Early last month, the wheels were set in motion to increase CEO compensation of the government-sponsored enterprises to a level similar to CEOs doing the same jobs at other companies. The FHFA director wants this but the White House doesn't. The FHFA is right. Here's why.
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The history of g-fees

FHFA gives update to Congress
Brena Swanson
The average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009. However, as the study shows, the changes will result in little or no change to borrowers. This chart gives a comprehensive history of g-fees since 2008.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors: Don’t sell non-performing loans to Wall Street

Mayors tell HUD, Fannie and Freddie to sell to non-profits instead
Ben Lane
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is joining a growing chorus calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stop selling pools of non-performing loans to “Wall Street speculators,” and requesting that the pools be sold instead to non-profits interested in keeping homeowners in their homes.
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Bipartisan group of senators to FHFA: Expand, clarify credit risk transfers

5 steps the FHFA should take to attract private sector investors
Brena Swanson
A bipartisan group of senators wrote a letter urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to expand the development of the Credit Risk Transfer programs as another attempt to shield taxpayers from risk.
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FHLB Des Moines, FHLB Seattle finalize merger

Now titled Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Brena Swanson
After nearly a year of talks, the paperwork for the approval of the merger of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle is now finalized.
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Fannie and Freddie set new financial rules for mortgage servicers and sellers

Specifically targets nonbanks
Ben Lane
The GSEs announced Wednesday that they are issuing new operational and financial requirements for all current and potential sellers and servicers that do business with the government sponsored enterprises, making official the proposed rules issued in January.
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FHFA, Fannie, Freddie say single securitization still years away

Secondary market gets much-awaited update
Ben Lane
Despite being asked pointedly during the “Update on the GSE Single Security and Common Securitization Platform” panel at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, representatives from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions all said that the development of single security is still years way from implementation, without specifying just how many years that might be.
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FHFA: HARP now extended through 2016

Matches HAMP deadline
Brena Swanson
After industry rumors of an extension over the past year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency finally announced it is extending the Home Affordable Refinance Program until the end of 2016. Will this be the last extension for HARP and HAMP?
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FHFA eases limits on GSE multifamily lending

Exempts additional types of multifamily mortgages
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae can increase their financing of multifamily mortgages, avoiding even more credit tightening.
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