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Credit unions, community banks want Fannie and Freddie to retain capital
Earlier this month, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt told members of the House Finance Services Committee that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to be allowed to hold some capital, because operating with no capital buffer is “especially ...
Fannie, Freddie must be allowed to rebuild capital, say small banks, credit ...  American Banker
FHFA report shows Fannie, Freddie fees dropped in 2016  Financial Regulation News
Nomura, RBS lose bid to overturn $839 million mortgage bond award
The award stems from a 2011 lawsuit brought against Nomura and RBS by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in 2011. The FHFA has acted as conservator of mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since their 2008 takeover by the federal ...
Second Circuit Affirms Judgment in Fed Suit Over Housing Crisis-Era Securities  New York Law Journal (registration)
RBS, Nomura Can't Shake $806M Mortgage-Fraud Judgment  Courthouse News Service
Government regulators remove AIG from tougher oversight
... supported the decision, it was opposed Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Martin J. Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
AIG freed from 'too big to fail' regulation  Financial Times
Feds strip AIG of 'systemically important' label, loosening oversight  The Hill
Watt suggests GSEs need to hold some capital, urges Congress to act on housing ...
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt once again pressed Congress on the urgent need for housing finance reform due to the looming deadline of the government-sponsored enterprises' capital buffer timeline.
ICBA Statement on Testimony from FHFA Director Mel Watt  ValueWalk
FHFA's Watt urges Congress to speed overhaul of Fannie, Freddie  The Hill
VantageScore: How the FHFA can open the door to alternative credit score models
Although Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt recently threw cold water on the idea, at some point in the future, the mortgage industry will move to using a credit scoring model other than one built by FICO prior to the recession.
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Used Government Resources for Personal Travel
Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, sometimes tasked FHFA employees with driving him and his wife to the airport for personal trips, and directed staff members to book flights unrelated to government business, the agency's ...
LEW SICHELMAN: 'Duty to serve' helps borrowers
Fannie's and Freddie's regulatory group, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), started to implement “duty to serve” ideas in response to Congress' 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act.
Fed's Yellen says AIG's threat to stability is reduced after downsizing
The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mel Watt, also voted against and even challenged the legality of whether six votes was sufficient under FSOC rules.
Yellen: Why AIG is no longer 'too big to fail'  Financial Times
Yellen Said Her Vote to Free AIG Was Based on Firm's Changes  Bloomberg
Inspector questions Fannie Mae's new controversial Washington DC headquarters
An updated report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General thrust Fannie Mae's new headquarters back into spotlight, further fueling those in Congress who say the building costs are excessive and expensive to taxpayers.
FBI Chicago Warns Area Business Owners of Business E-Mail Compromise Scam
This local task force is a joint effort between the FBI, United States Postal Inspection Service, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Chicago Police Department, US Treasury Department, US Homeland Security Investigations, Office of Labor Racketeering and ...