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Without Fed intervention, the mortgage finance system could collapse

With the coming wave of missed payments from borrowers impacted by the coronavirus, the U.S. mortgage finance system could experience a massive downturn.

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Fed faces pressure to intervene in mortgage finance system

The U.S. mortgage finance system is in dire need of aid from the Fed to offset the upcoming deluge of missed payments from borrowers struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 1 could be challenging day for mortgage servicers

With the coronavirus threatening the economy and forcing businesses to either telework or close, the housing finance system faces an upcoming slew of missed payments that will present a challenge.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac move to protect renters as well as homeowners

Fannie and Freddie will offer mortgage forbearance to multifamily property owners on the condition that they suspend all evictions for those who cannot pay because of the coronavirus.

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Mortgage bond sales flood market, igniting calls for government intervention

The credit markets faced a deepening crisis on Monday, as several funds who own mortgage bonds sought to sell billions of dollars in assets. Amid the crisis, SFA asked government leaders to step in, in a letter to the Fed.

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Foreclosures and evictions suspended by Fannie, Freddie, and HUD amid coronavirus

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic the Trump Administration announced it would suspend foreclosures and evictions for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) until the end of April.

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Senators question CFPB Director on upcoming QM reforms

On Wednesday, March 10, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development to deliver the CFPB’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress.

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As interest rates plunge, industry groups warn against using Guarantee fees as “nation’s piggy bank”

Recentlythe American Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers Association and two dozen other industry groups wrote a letter to Congress advocating against lowering G-Fees.

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FHFA Director Calabria committed to releasing Fannie and Freddie from conservatorship

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria is working to navigate a complicated path to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s release from conservatorship.

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GSEs’ Decision to Begin Libor Transition Early May Inspire Others

Recently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made the decision to stop accepting loans that are tied to Libor a year earlier than the transition is required.