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Lawmakers Question Calabria on Concerns Over CRT

On September 16, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director, Dr. Mark Calabria, appeared before the full House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) in a hearing titled "Prioritizing Fannie's and Freddie's Capital over America's Homeowners and Renters? A Review of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic."

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Federal Reserve Indicates Interest Rates to Remain Near-Zero until 2023

This Wednesday, September 16, the Federal Reserve (Fed) signaled during their Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that interest rates will be kept between 0 – 0.25%, with some FOMC members indicating that rates could stay anchored near zero through 2023.

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Join SFA’s ESG Task Force

Join SFA’s ESG Task Force, leading the industry’s quickly rising priority to integrate ESG considerations into structured finance investing through an industry-wide, coordinated effort.

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What Could Happen to the GSEs Under a Biden Administration?

With the election tightening up between former Vice President Biden and President Trump, many financial analysts are wondering what could happen to Fannie and Freddie if Biden wins the presidency.

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Federal Reserve Officials Call for More Congressional Spending

As economic growth continues to move at a slow pace, some Federal Reserve (Fed) officials are publicly calling for Congress to pass measures that would increase spending on several COVID-related relief programs.

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Citigroup’s Jane Fraser to Succeed Michael Corbat as CEO

Jane Fraser will become the first woman to run a major Wall Street bank, succeeding Michael Corbat as Citigroup Inc. chief executive when he retires in February.

SFA News

SFA: Industry SRO Can Help Define ATR Standards for Mortgages and Reduce Costs

On September 8, 2020 SFA responded to the CFPB’s NPRM on the General QM definition in which SFA laid out a proposal for an industry Self-Regulating Organization (SRO) and explained how the SRO can allow for innovation while establishing and maintaining safeguards for borrowers and investors.

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A View from Capitol Hill: Feat. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R, GA-11)

On Tuesday, September 8 the Structured Finance Coalition hosted a webinar with Representative Barry Loudermilk from Georgia’s 11th Congressional District.

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Mortgage Industry and GSEs Warn that FHFA Capital Plan could Hurt Homeownership

The recent proposal by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to increase GSE capital levels by more than five times could lead to an uptick in housing prices according to several mortgage industry members and the GSEs themselves.

SFA News

SFA Responds to CFPB: Industry SRO Can Help Define ATR Standards for Mortgages and Reduce Costs

On Tuesday, September 8, SFA submitted a response to the CFPB’s NPRM on the proposed General Qualified Mortgage (QM) definition.