Freddie Mac

FHFA: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a proposed rule to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the prepayment rates of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible mortgage-backed securities (MBS).  The objective of the proposed rule is to enhance the overall liquidity of Enterprise TBA-eligible MBS by supporting…

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Conclude Single-Family Rental Pilot Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will conclude their single-family rental pilot programs and then terminate their participation in the single-family rental market except through their previously existing investor programs – Fannie Mae’s Multiple Financed Properties and Freddie Mac’s Investment Property Mortgages. In the last…

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Refinance Volume Down in Second Quarter 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 299,466 refinances in the second quarter of 2018, compared with 356,002 in the first quarter.  FHFA’s second quarter Refinance Report also shows that 2,973 loans were refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing the total number of HARP…

FHFA: Agency Announces Decision to Stop Credit Score Initiative

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the Agency will not make a decision in 2018 about updating the credit score model used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) as previously announced and, instead, is shifting its focus to implementation of Section 310 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer…

FHFA: Fifth Report on Non-Performing Loan Sales Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fifth report providing information about the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The Enterprise Non-Performing Loan Sales Report includes information about NPLs sold through December 31, 2017, and reflects borrower outcomes as of December 31, 2017 on NPLs sold…

FHFA: Proposed Rule Issued on Enterprise Capital Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comments on a proposed regulation on capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The proposed rule would implement a new framework for risk-based capital requirements and a revised minimum leverage capital requirement for the Enterprises. FHFA suspended regulatory capital requirements after placing the Enterprises…

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Refinance Volume Down in First Quarter 2018 as Mortgage Rates Rise

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 356,003 refinances in the first quarter of 2018, compared with 446,295 in the fourth quarter of 2017.  FHFA’s first quarter Refinance Report also shows that 4,139 loans were refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing the total number of HARP…

FHFA: Progress Update on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report describing the status and volume of credit risk transfer (CRT) transactions through the fourth quarter of 2017.  The Report provides a comprehensive picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) transfer a substantial portion of credit risk to the…

FHFA: Progress Report on the 2017 Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a Progress Report today summarizing the 2017 activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to further FHFA’s three strategic objectives as conservator: Maintain, Reduce, and Build. The Report describes efforts taken by the Enterprises during 2017 to address factors limiting access to mortgage credit for creditworthy…

FHFA: Report Shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Foreclosure Preventions Surpass 4 Million

Hurricanes Impact Delinquency Rate The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fourth quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 67,569 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of homeowners helped to 4,040,258 since the start of the conservatorships in…