FinCEN Expands Geographic Targeting Orders to Include Honolulu

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today further expanded the scope of its geographic targeting orders temporarily requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies in specified areas to identify the individuals behind companies used to conduct high-end, all-cash real estate transactions.

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Watt: FHFA Will Not Build Short-Term Capital Buffer for GSEs

In a letter to the National Association of Realtors yesterday, FHFA Director Mel Watt signaled that the agency would not move to establish a short-term capital buffer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the current capital buffer put in place under the terms of the Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements with the Treasury Department expires on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Fannie, Freddie Fail Stress Tests

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could need upwards of $100 billion in bailout funds if faced with another financial crisis, according to the results of the GSEs’ Dodd-Frank Act stress tests released yesterday.

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