The race to book more automated loan evaluation business is creating new tensions between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with each claiming to be more committed than the other to reducing costs for lenders.

At the Mortgage Bankers Association's secondary marketing conference last week, Fannie Mae chairman James A. Johnson presented a detailed blueprint, while Freddie Mac chairman Leland C. Brendsel took a broader approach, disclosing few specifics.

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