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On August 28, 2013, a consortium of U.S. banking, housing and securities regulators (the “Agencies”) [1] re-proposed the joint regulations (the “Re-Proposed Rules”), to implement Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. [read post]
31 Aug 2015, 1:15 pm by Thomas Kidera
On August 21, 2015, Judge Alvin Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut denied Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC’s (“RBS”) motion for summary judgment as to claims brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) alleging that RBS made misleading statements in connection with $32.1 billion in RMBS that it had sold between 2005 and 2008. [read post]
19 Apr 2011, 11:29 am by admin
Starting today, Florida homeowners facing foreclosure can apply for federal assistance via the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund.  [read post]
16 Dec 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Like other federal agencies, the SEC has long been good at publicizing its initial accusations of wrongdoing …not so good at letting the public know when those accusations turn out to be unfounded or an overreach” [Russell Ryan via Bainbridge, more on SEC press releases on enforcement actions] A market with next to no entry: “If Primary Bank, Mr. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 7:14 am by Editorial Board
On March 26, Bank of America and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced a settlement of FHFA’s RMBS-related suits against the Bank. [read post]
16 Sep 2013, 9:44 am by Editorial Board
District Court for the Central District of California entered an order dismissing with prejudice the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s claims against UBS Securities Inc. pursuant to a settlement agreement between the parties. [read post]
31 Mar 2010, 6:16 am by Chris Cheatham
The critics of the White House's PACE program are opposed to the first-lien rights:   "Alfred Pollard, general counsel for the mortgage companies' regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said he was worried about the problems that a first-lien, or first-in-line, loan could create. [read post]
1 Aug 2014, 5:29 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has two insurance programs for manufactured home loans. [read post]
18 Sep 2018, 11:10 am by Nick Blanchette
That assessment, according to the bill, should study trends in threat financing, intelligence community’s prior engagement with allies to combat Russian threat financing, and the intelligence community’s potential vulnerabilities in combating threat financing. [read post]
27 Oct 2011, 12:00 am by Jonathan Mincer
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week, members of Congress asked whether federal regulations need greater scrutiny.Several witnesses testified that they do.  [read post]
15 Apr 2016, 11:54 am by Alan White
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally announced a program to reduce principal balances of distressed home mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, eight years into the foreclosure crisis. [read post]
21 Nov 2014, 11:53 am by Katie Lieberg Stowe
On November 18, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s motion for partial summary judgment on the statute of limitations defense asserted by Nomura and related entities. [read post]
23 Jun 2014, 10:45 am by Editorial Board
On June 19, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and RBS Securities Inc. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 5:59 am by Robert M. Siegel and Jeremy C. Sahn
Momentum in housing-finance reformation picked up speed last month as the House Financial Services Committee unveiled the proposed Housing Opportunities Move the Economy (HOME) Forward Act of 2014. [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 7:43 am by James Hamilton
The Corker-Warner legislation, the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act, S. 1217, would, among other things, create the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC) as an independent federal agency to capitalize the housing finance system by separating credit risk from interest rate risk, and bringing in private capital to take on both.Specifically, continued Chairman Hensarling, the PATH Act would end the costly Fannie… [read post]
17 Mar 2020, 11:01 am by Richard J. Andreano, Jr.
In January 2020 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published a request for input on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) transactions involving residential property. [read post]
2 Dec 2009, 6:59 am by Brian Wolfman
As the Post explains: The Federal Housing Administration is proposing to increase the up-front cash paid by borrowers as part of an effort to shore up the agency's finances, which have been staggered by rising defaults in its flagship mortgage insurance program, according to FHA officials. [read post]
27 Jan 2011, 9:03 am by James Hamilton
As long as this continues, he emphasized, it is common sense that they should be subject to FOIA requests.The Hensarling bill, HR 4889, would have set a deadline for the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to terminate the conservatorship of either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac if the Director determines that it is financially viable. [read post]
17 Jun 2009, 7:32 am
  The 85-page summary suggests: A new Financial Services Oversight Council A new National Bank Supervisor A new Consumer Financial Protection Agency New powers for the Federal Reserve and Securities and Exchange Commission The paper also talks about filling gaps and harmonizing conflicts in our gappy and off-key system. [read post]
22 Aug 2012, 2:18 pm by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.
New Standard Short Sale Guidelines Yesterday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new short sale guidelines for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. [read post]