24 06, 2024

FedFin on: Squeezing Closed Ends

2024-06-24T16:47:53-04:00June 24th, 2024|The Vault|

Late Friday afternoon, FHFA hoped quietly to announce that, while it was approving the gist of Freddie’s request to purchase certain closed-end second liens, it heard many critics and would sharply curtail the approval and, should it go any farther, seek still more public comment.  For good measure, FHFA Director Thompson even invited comment on the new program approval process, one of the more controversial provisions in 2008’s GSE-regulatory rewrite…

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31 01, 2024

FedFin on: Steady As They Go Scores

2024-01-31T11:13:57-05:00January 31st, 2024|The Vault|

We have reviewed the 2024 scorecards FHFA released for Fannie and Freddie.  Unlike prior years, it contains no new initiatives or aspirations, largely holding Fannie and Freddie to account for much of what they’ve been asked to do before.  Fannie is given indirect encouragement to continue its title-insurance plans, but that’s only if it comports with added cost-efficiency under several longstanding FHFA goals….

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