December 15, 2020

FHFA: Report on Non-Performing Loan Sales Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the latest report on the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Enterprise Non-Performing Loan Sales Report includes sales information about NPLs sold through June 30, 2020 and reflects borrower outcomes on NPLs sold through December 31, 2019 and reported through June 30, 2020.

The sale of NPLs reduces the number of delinquent loans in the Enterprises’ portfolios and transfers credit risk to the private sector. FHFA and the Enterprises impose requirements on NPL buyers designed to achieve more favorable outcomes for borrowers than foreclosure. 

This report shows that from program inception in 2014 through June 30, 2020, the Enterprises sold 128,471 NPLs with a total unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $24.1 billion. From December 31, 2015 to June 30, 2020, the number of loans one or more years delinquent held in the Enterprises’ portfolios decreased by 70 percent. 

NPL Sales Highlights:

Borrower Outcomes Highlights:

FHFA will continue to provide reporting on NPL sales borrower outcomes on an ongoing basis.

Read the Non-Performing Loan Sales Report​.

For more information, visit the NPL page on

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