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FHFA Proposal Would Align GSEs’ Practices for TBA-Eligible MBS

As Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue moving toward a single security, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued a proposed rule directing the GSEs to harmonize their programs, policies and practices that affect the prepayment rates of to-be-announced-eligible mortgage-backed securities.

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IRS Issues Tax Ruling on GSE ‘Single Security’ Exchanges

As part of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s “single security initiative” to standardize the terms for mortgage pass-through certificates issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, holders of existing related GSE securities will have an opportunity to exchange them for the new standard security.

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FHFA Halts Credit Score Initiative

As expected, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today that it will not issue a decision this year about updating the credit score models required by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Delinquent GSE Mortgages Fall Slightly

The number of home loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are 60 days or more past due dropped from 1.6 percent to 1.4 percent at the end of the first quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s foreclosure prevention report released today.

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Fannie, Freddie Transfer $69 Billion in Credit Risk Through Q4 2017

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 $69 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.2 percent of $2.1 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today.

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