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Federal Housing Finance Agency Seeks Comments on Proposed Home Loan ...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to revise its regulations governing Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) membership primarily to require each applicant and member institution to hold one percent of its assets in "home mortgage loans" ...
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HSBC confirms FHFA settlement, to pay $550 million
HSBC Holdings PLC confirmed that it reached a settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, becoming the latest financial firm to settle mortgage-bond lawsuits filed in 2011.
HSBC to pay $550m to settle FHFA suit  Financial Times
HSBC to pay US$550mil to settle US mortgage bond claims  The Star Online
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FHFA Rules Aimed at Kicking REITs Out of Home-Loan Banks
The overseer of the Federal Home Loan Banks is planning changes to membership rules that would keep investment firms and lenders lacking customer deposits out of the U.S.
FHFA Plans to Kick REITs Out of Home Loan System With New Rules  Businessweek
FHFA Proposes Revisions to Federal Home Loan Bank Membership Eligibility ...  Insurance News Net
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NAFCU letter to FHFA on agency's strategic plan for fiscal years 2015 through ...
ARLINGTON, VA (September 15, 2014) - Below is NAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Alicia Nealon's letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) regarding the agency's Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. The strategic plan sets forth ...
HSBC to Pay $550M to FHFA for Mortgage-Issue Settlement
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MBA Wants More Time To Study FHFA's Proposal On FHLB Membership Rules
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has asked the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to extend the comment period for a controversial proposal that aims to change the membership criteria for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system, which ...
Nearly 59000 underwater mortgages in Michigan still eligible for HARP refinancing
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Affordable Refinance Program has refinanced over 3.2 million underwater mortgages since it was created in 2009, and there are still 58,989 Michigan home loans still eligible for the help, including 11,932 in ...
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OIG: FHFA can mitigate GSE risks from servicing, selling guidelines
The Federal Housing Finance Agency can further mitigate the risks posed by Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's reliance on their counterparties' information on origination and servicing compliance by directing them to assess the cost/benefit of whether ...
Report: GSEs Prevented 80000 Foreclosures in Q2
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Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected
The latest home price index report from the FHFA showed home prices rose 0.1% in July, less than the 0.5% that was expected by economists and below the 0.4% increase seen the prior month.
U.S. Home Prices Rose 0.1% in July, FHFA Says; Middle Atlantic, Mountain ... (subscription)
U.S. Home Prices Climbed 0.1% in July as Gains Slowed  Bloomberg
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U.S. Lawsuits Related To Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Profits Dismissed
The judge stated that Congress had given the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Treasury Department the power to take the companies' profits as a provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act.
FHFA: Rates Plateau in August
Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased slightly from July to August, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The National Average Contract ...
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