Items Tagged with 'recap and release'

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  • [WATCH] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says expect GSE reform during Trump administration

    Not number one priority, but on the agenda
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sat down with CNBC for his first television interview since being confirmed to lay out some of the administration’s economic priorities. Among the items discussed, Mnuchin mentioned GSE reform, confirming that a change in Fannie and Freddie’s current status is still high on the administration’s list of priorities.
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  • Trump Treasury pick Mnuchin opposes recap and release of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Previously said GSE conservatorship will end
    For the first three hours of the confirmation hearing of Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, nearly all of the housing-related discussion centered on the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of OneWest Bank, the bank that Mnuchin formerly chaired. But that changed when Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, began questioning Mnuchin about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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  • Moody's: Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac would cost "hundreds of billions"

    Report predicts disruption to secondary market
    Steve Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, recently said that “getting Fannie and Freddie out of government ownership” is one of the Trump administration’s top 10 priorities. But just how realistic is that plan? According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, privatizing the GSEs is not only unlikely to happen any time soon, it’s also hugely cost-prohibitive, and it would be a negative for bond investors as well. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?
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  • Trump Treasury pick: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be privatized

    Steve Mnuchin tells Fox Business: "We’ll get it done reasonably fast"
    Making the media rounds after being selected to serve as Treasury secretary by President-elect Donald Trump, Steve Mnuchin dropped a bombshell about the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rather than be wound down, as some advocate for, Mnuchin said the government-sponsored enterprises will be taken out of “government ownership,” restructured, and privatized.
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  • Community lenders renew call to allow Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to rebuild capital

    GSEs reported combined net income of more than $5 billion in 3rd quarter
    In the wake of both of the government-sponsored enterprises reporting multi-billion dollar profits in the third quarter, the Community Home Lenders Association is renewing its call to allow Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to rebuild capital, saying an additional draw from the Treasury could lead to a restriction of mortgage credit availablity.
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  • Republican Party calls for significant changes to housing in 2016

    Party platform blasts "corrupt business model" of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    If the Republican Party sweeps November’s elections, the world of housing finance could be in for some significant changes, as the party's 2016 platform calls for seriously cutting the government’s role in housing. The platform could potentially abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and end the use of disparate impact.
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  • FHFA's Watt: Congress needs to handle housing finance reform

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac overseer responds to calls to end GSE status quo
    In recent weeks, several different groups tried to exert public pressure on the Federal Housing Finance Agency in an attempt to end the housing finance system's current status quo. Up to this point, the FHFA and its director, Mel Watt, did not respond directly to these efforts. But now, Watt is responding to those public salvos, albeit much more quietly than the trade groups or the politicians.
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  • Corker, Warner, bipartisan Senate coalition to FHFA: Leave GSE reform to us

    But don’t expect it any time soon
    Over the last few months, several groups attempted to push the Federal Housing Finance Agency to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to rebuild their dwindling capital base. Now, several of the most significant voices on housing finance reform in the Senate are weighing in with their own view on the situation. Their advice? Leave housing finance reform to us.
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  • WaPo: Stop trying to resurrect Fannie and Freddie

    Remember the financial crisis?
    The call for the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now comes from nearly every side despite starting off as a long-shot idea. However, there’s at least one journal publication that adamantly says this Fannie-Freddie resurrection idea needs to die.
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