Brian Collins

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Why 'G-Fees' Have Taken Center Stage in Housing Finance Debate
August 19, 2014 The hot-button topic of what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should charge for loan guarantees is emerging as a key issue in...

Fernand St. Germain, Lawmaker Who Led S&L Deregulation, Dies
August 19, 2014 The 14-term congressman was a dominating force as House Banking Committee chairman. But the savings and loan deregulation...

HUD Urged to Make Post-Sandy Loan Waiver Permanent
August 15, 2014 A temporary waiver allowing victims of Hurricane Sandy to finance foundation repairs and elevate their homes with 203(k)...

Chicago FHLB Moves Closer to Opening Mortgage Conduits
August 14, 2014 Regional bank has received regulatory OK to start pilots for its jumbo and government loan conduits.

The Pitfalls of FHFA's Plan for a Single GSE Mortgage Security
August 14, 2014 While Fannie Mae should have a smooth transition to a new system, Freddie Mac might find the path more treacherous.

FHFA Reveals Key Details on Future of GSE Securities
August 12, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency provided its first specifics Tuesday on how it intends to create a single security for...

FHA Commissioner Galante Leaving by End of 2014
August 11, 2014 Galante's impending departure may signal that the recovery of the federal mortgage insurance fund is nearly complete and an...

GSEs Relying More on G-Fee Revenue as Investment Portfolios Shrink
August 8, 2014 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are relying more and more on their income from loan guarantee fees just at a time when their...

Lenders Waiting for FHFA to Act Before Boosting Credit
August 7, 2014 Banks and other lenders appear to be waiting on a regulatory signal from the Federal Housing Finance Agency before approving...

House Panel Passes Bill to Ease Capital Requirements on MSRs
July 30, 2014 The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., would delay implementation of a provision of Basel III capital...

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