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Fannie, Freddie Allowed to Boost Capital Buffers by Billions

Fannie, Freddie Allowed to Boost Capital Buffers by Billions

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to boost their capital by billions of dollars to protect against potential losses, a key step in the Trump administration’s push to free the mortgage giants
Fannie-Freddie Shares Slide as Mnuchin Dims Investors' Hopes

Fannie-Freddie Shares Slide as Mnuchin Dims Investors' Hopes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made clear that freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control won’t happen without an overhaul of the nation’s housing finance system, potentially dashing
U.S. Housing Official Says He’s Confident He’ll Be Cleared in Harassment Probe

U.S. Housing Official Says He’s Confident He’ll Be Cleared in Harassment Probe

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, whose agency regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said he is “confident” he will be cleared of wrongdoing following a news report that he’s under
Fannie-Freddie a Top Focus If Democrats Win House, Waters Says

Fannie-Freddie a Top Focus If Democrats Win House, Waters Says

Representative Maxine Waters said fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would top her list of priorities if Democrats take control of the House in this year’s mid-term elections and she becomes leader of
U.S. Is Restricting Lenders in Veterans' Mortgage Crackdown

U.S. Is Restricting Lenders in Veterans' Mortgage Crackdown

Two lenders have been punished by a top U.S. mortgage agency amid its concern that they enabled costly rapid refinances of veterans’ home loans.
Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

The Trump administration has said it wants to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government control, but in the meantime it’s not being shy about seeking to use revenue from the U.S.-backed
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Urges Utility Mortgage Guarantors

Fannie-Freddie Regulator Urges Utility Mortgage Guarantors

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator is throwing its voice into the debate about what to do with the two companies at the center of the U.S. mortgage system.