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FHFA considering plan to offer single Fannie, Freddie bonds

Report on Common Securitization Platform may be coming soon
July 28, 2014
During his May speech at the Brookings Institute, FHFA Director Mel Watt said that adjusting the way Fannie and Freddie securitize mortgages was one of his key goals. Now it appears that the FHFA may be one step closer to accomplishing that goal.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

America’s lost decade; FHA fees drag; Mortgage lending, RMBS slow to a crawl
July 28, 2014
Goldman is looking at a $1 billion settlement with the FHFA, Americans' household wealth has plunged 36% from 2003, and FHA fees may be a big drag on the housing economy.
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Goldman hired for Radian Asset selloff

Pending private mortgage insurance rules speed up process
July 25, 2014
Radian hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate interest in its financial guaranty business Radian Asset, according to Radian. The company has been in the runoff since 2008.
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Mortgage insurer ratings safe despite potential FHFA rule changes

S&P: Transition period provides sufficient time
July 25, 2014
Despite the FHFA's decision to revise its private mortgage insurance requirements, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services forecasts that insurers will maintain strong ratings in the immediate term.
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Home price growth continued to cool in May

CoreLogic: Even higher-end homes showing weakness
July 22, 2014
Home prices rose just 0.4% in May from the previous month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported Tuesday, continuing the rapid cool down in price appreciation in the housing market.
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Judge shoots down FHFA bid to limit discovery, keep docs secret

Judge Sweeney: FHFA cannot evade judicial review
July 21, 2014
A federal court handed Fairholme Funds a huge victory late last week, granting broad access in discovery to FHFA records going back years and reminding the FHFA that it is not above the law.
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FHFA watchdog raises concerns about nonbanks

Explosive growth of nonbank lenders comes with risks to GSEs
July 17, 2014
The increase of nonbank and smaller lenders has its positives and negatives, according to the FHFA-OIG. Nonbanks reduce the concentration of the financial exposure to the GSEs' largest counterparties, but there are credit, operational and reputational risks.
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Trading temporarily halted on MGIC as shares drop more than 12%

Legacy private mortgage insurance take hit on FHFA proposal
July 11, 2014
Trading of MGIC Investment was suspended Friday after MGIC issued a press release during trading hours, even as the stock plunged more than 12%
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FHFA's PMI changes will burden legacy companies but not newer entrants

MGIC, Radian, Genworth hit hardest
July 11, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's proposed revision of private mortgage insurance requirements will be a burden for legacy companies, but not so much for newer PMI industry entrants, a note to clients from Compass Point Trading & Research says.
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Executive Conversations: Richard Izen of Arch MI on PMIERs

Arch Capital becomes a direct provider of mortgage insurance
July 11, 2014
We fully support these important efforts by the GSEs and FHFA to set standards for approved mortgage insurers.
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