Items Tagged with 'Federal Housing Finance Agency'

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  • Housing industry to FHFA: Go slow on GSE reform

    Letter encourages agency to make affordable housing a priority
    Talk of housing reform is heating up, and now several members of the housing industry are encouraging the FHFA not to go too fast, and to make sure affordable housing remains a priority throughout the process.
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  • FHFA releases final rule on Fannie, Freddie single security

    GSEs will officially begin issuing the security on June 3
    Following years of planning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security is almost here. The FHFA issued its final rule for the single mortgage-backed security that will be issued by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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  • Calabria to Senate: Don’t expect any changes to GSE multifamily business

    FHFA director nominee says GSEs’ multifamily business is healthy
    While Mark Calabria could very well enact some significant changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if he’s approved to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Calabria told a Senate panel this week that there likely won’t be any changes to the way that Fannie and Freddie operate in the multifamily space.
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  • Watt out: OCC’s Otting officially takes over as FHFA director

    Otting will serve as interim director until Senate votes on Calabria
    Mel Watt’s time as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is officially over. Watt became the first Senate-confirmed director of the FHFA back in 2014, and led the FHFA for five years, but his term as FHFA director ended on Jan. 6, 2019. Here's a look back at Watt's time at the FHFA and a look ahead at what's next.
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  • FHFA issues new rule effectively prohibiting Fannie and Freddie from using VantageScore

    Regulators cites conflict of interest as concern in alternative credit score proposal
    Anyone hoping that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may soon start using VantageScore as an alternative to their current FICO credit scoring model is about to get a cold dose of reality. The FHFA announced this week that it is issuing new rules surrounding the adoption of alternative credit scoring rules. Chief among those rules is a provision that would prohibit the GSEs from using the VantageScore credit scoring model because of conflicts of interest with the company’s backers.
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  • What would Mark Calabria as FHFA director mean for the future of Fannie and Freddie?

    Analysts weigh Calabria’s potential impact
    The Trump administration has officially nominated Mark Calabria to be the next director of the FHFA when Mel Watt’s term is up early next year. But what would Calabria bring to the FHFA and what might that mean for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Here's a look at what's next, from those in the know.
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