2021 HW Insider: Ryan McGuinness


Ryan McGuinness serves as director of single-family servicing policy at Freddie Mac, where he is responsible for creating loss mitigation products and policies to support the needs of borrowers and servicers. At Freddie Mac, McGuinness has created a successful track record of, developing, implementing and monitoring servicing policies and requirements. When the pandemic hit last year, McGuinness helped Freddie Mac successfully steer through the challenges by supporting mortgage Servicers, including collaborating across the industry, creating flexibilities to help thousands of people stay in their homes, leading policy development during the rapidly changing environment, and helping to produce a record number of Guide Bulletins. He not only helped Freddie Mac but also successfully worked with FHFA and Fannie Mae to create GSE-aligned products and policies that benefit the entire industry. Most notably in 2020, the GSEs rolled out the COVID-19 Payment Deferral to help thousands of borrowers, which was born out of a pilot program that McGuinness created.


Ryan McGuinness


Mortgage Servicing Policy Director

Company Name:

Freddie Mac Single-Family Division

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