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FHFA director delays impending g-fee hike

Wants time to evaluate changes
January 8, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency delayed plans to raise the base guarantee fee by 10 basis points on all mortgages securitized by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, giving newly appointed FHFA Director Mel Watt more time to evaluate the changes.
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Rep. Mel Watt officially confirmed as FHFA director

Watt is the first Senate-confirmed director
January 6, 2014
After much fanfare and delay, Rep. Mel Watt was officially sworn in as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Entering his five-year term, Watt becomes the first Senate-confirmed director of the agency.
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Alliance calls for immediate housing reform

Access to affordable home loans remains a top goal
November 12, 2013
The principal goals for a new housing finance system could be restructured and achieved through administrative actions — leaving the opportunity for immediate reform without legislative action.
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Mel Watt's FHFA confirmation receives support

Will Senate hear the calls to dethrone the current FHFA head?
October 30, 2013
Currently, Rep. Mel Watt’s, D-N.C., nomination doesn’t have the necessary votes, but the situation remains incredibly fluid. Still, that hasn't stopped policymakers and advocacy groups from dropping breadcrumbs on the confirmation trail.
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Who is the only one qualified to run the FHFA?

Answer: Ed DeMarco
October 17, 2013
The greatest guessing game on Capitol Hill appears to be who will lead the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. However, there's no need to guess when the man best suited for the position is already in office.
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Sen. Reid attempts to block filibuster of Cordray nomination

July 15, 2013
Senate Democrats want Richard Cordray nominated to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director post, and they're willing to block all Republican filibuster attempts to secure his...
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CFPB director to credit unions: Don't be afraid to lend

July 11, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s main goal is to protect consumers, but before its creation, credit unions were already striving to maintain safe lending practices to...
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CFPB provides latest clarification to finalized mortgage rules

July 10, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized clarifications to mortgage rules Wednesday, improving consumer protections in qualified mortgages and mortgage servicing.The corrections, clarifications and amendments were first...
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CFPB sounds the alarm on harmful debt collection practices

July 9, 2013
Companies under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received bulletins Wednesday, reminding them that debt collectors will be held accountable for unlawful conduct when...
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CFPB official grilled over consumer data collection practices

July 9, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fell under the microscope Tuesday as lawmakers probed into the bureau's use of consumer financial data.Leaders with the agency appeared before...
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