Agencies: Mulling The Unthinkable
- Moody's to Update Ratings on GSEs. // National Mortgage News;6/27/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 40, p14
Reports on the plan of rating agency Moody's Investors Service's office to publish updating ratings for government-related issuers (GRI) including Fannie Mae and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. in London, England. Release of financial GRI in Europe and Middle East; Use of "explicit recognition...
- Agencies get new, lower rating. // Asset Securitization Report;3/5/2001, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p15
Focuses on the credit rating of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. issued by Standard & Poor's. Reasons for the AA- minus rating; Failure of the two agencies to ensure government backing; Issuance of sub debt to increase financial transparency.
- AA-Minus Rating for GSEs. Peters, Terry; Sinnock, Bonnie // National Mortgage News;03/05/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p1
Reports on the assigned risk-to-the-government ratings received by the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. from Standard & Poor's. Categorization of the agencies as investment grade AA-minus; Measures aimed at strengthening the agencies' capital...
- 2010 Funding. HRYWNA, MARK // NonProfit Times;9/15/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 13, p9
The article reports on the downgrade of the long-term debts in the U.S. It is inferred that financial services company Standard & Poor's Corp. (S&P) downgraded the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to S&P, the downgrade was due to political risks and rising...
- FM Watch Alleges GSE Threats. Collins, Brian; Muolo, Paul // National Mortgage News;03/12/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 24, p1
Reports on the complaints made by FM Watch Coalition alleging that Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) threatened its board of director members. Basis of the allegations according to FM officials; Instances of intimidation...
- GSEs Nipping Top Lenders' Share? . Fernandez, Tommy // American Banker;1/8/2003, Vol. 168 Issue 5, p16
Reports on the plans of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae Corp. and Freddie Mac to reduce their exposure to major lenders. Volume of Freddie's loan purchase; Reasons cited for GSEs heightened focus on customized loan products.
- Up Against the Banks. Sherman Chatzky, Jean // Money;Jun2000, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p216
Reports on the battle that is being waged in Washington, D.C. between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the leaders in the secondary mortgage market, and FM Watch which is a group made up of companies that compete with Fannie and Freddie. A brief description of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Claims made...
- Fannie Mae Patent Alarms Industry. // National Mortgage News;11/6/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p30
The article reports on the loan acquisition of Fannie Mae. The company acquired $66.59 billion in mortgages during September 2006, its best purchase month of the year. The company's chief competitor, Freddie Mac purchased $41.4 billion in September a 34 percent decline from the same month last year.
- Fannie, Freddie say lenders getting brisk response from easier down payment rules. Brockman, Joshua // American Banker;11/12/1998, Vol. 163 Issue 217, p8
Highlights the programs launched by Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) to allow American borrowers to use funds other than their own to meet the 3% down payment requirement. Aspects of the low-down-payment programs; Automated...