Browsing: Credit risk

Mortgage

Since the Federal Housing Finance Agency launched a credit risk transfer program for GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013, the enterprises have transferred $81 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.2 percent of $2.5 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today.

Compliance and Risk

Signaling a significant shift in the OCC’s approach to small-dollar lending, the agency today issued a bulletin encouraging banks to make “responsible short-term, small-dollar installment loans, typically two to 12 months in duration with equal amortizing payments” to help meet the credit needs of their customers.