Almost six years into conservatorship and barely any progress has been made to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or create a new housing system. But before reform can even happen, the Urban Institute said these 10 design issues need to be addressed.
They pulled off the kid gloves and the boxing gloves at the House Financial Services Committee, going full-on brass knuckles on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its director, who was there to give his semi-annual report to Congress. Republicans targeted the CFPB, and the Democrats targeted Republicans.
Despite a lot of topics on the plate of the Financial Services Committee to debate, they could not seem to get away from the discussion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This being just one of the several topics discussed.
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
The nation is headed on a destructive path to an overwhelming pile of national debt, Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, said during the first hearing in a series planned to focus on attention on the impact of the nation’s debt on the economy.
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, emphasized that the idea that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to paying back taxpayers for the largest bailout in American history are completely false.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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Only seven or eight years ago, mortgage fraud was one of the top stories in the industry. It was quite common to see stories estimating losses in the millions, with some experts suggesting that these numbers were only the tip of the iceberg. Lenders and their partners scrambled to strengthen their fraud-prevention strategies. Read More