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  • Non-bank lenders and loan servicers will need to do so as of Dec. 31 to work with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which provide the capital for most new U.S. mortgages. Taxpayers bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 during a severe recession and housing market implosion, and the new rules aim to limit the companies' exposure to under-capitalized counterparties.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc to pay a collective $806 million for making false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Under the order, Fannie Mae will receive $26.6 million while Freddie Mac will be paid $779.4 million by the two firms.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc to pay a collective $806 million for making false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it will buy $45 billion in mortgage-servicing right from Ocwen Financial as the subprime mortgage servicer continues to sell off assets. Ocwen Financial Corp. is one of the largest mortgage service companies in the U.S. More recently it reached additional settlements with regulators in New York and California.

  • Senate Banking Committee chairman Richard Shelby of Alabama published long-awaited details of the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015, listing proposals that would lighten compliance burdens for small financial firms and enforce more transparency at the central bank and the financial stability council. But the committee's top Democrat,...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- A U.S. judge's ruling that Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc made false statements selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could result in a judgment exceeding $805 million, a U.S. regulator's lawyer said on Tuesday. Philippe Selendy, a lawyer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, gave his...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- A draft Republican bill in the U.S. Senate takes aim at bank rules and insurance regulations, also limiting restrictions on mortgage requirements and proposes restructuring the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators. The 216- page, eight section report released on Tuesday was crafted by the staff of Senator Richard Shelby of...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- A U.S. judge on Monday ruled that Nomura Holdings Inc made false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan ruled for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in a ruling that could allow the...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- A federal judge on Monday ruled that Nomura Holdings Inc misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by making false statements about the quality of mortgages that backed securities it sold. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan ruled in favor of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, following a non-jury...

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator on Friday extended for another year the mortgage finance firms' participation in the U.S. government's main foreclosure prevention programs. The decision, announced by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, extends the Home Affordable Mortgage Program and the Home Affordable Refinance...

  • May 7- Government-controlled mortgage financier Fannie Mae said on Thursday it will pay a dividend of $1.8 billion to the U.S. While the payment will push taxpayers further into the black on their bailout of the firm, it will be Fannie Mae's smallest dividend payment since the first quarter of 2010, when it was required to cut a check even as it was drawing bailout...

  • May 5- Government-controlled mortgage financier Freddie Mac said on Tuesday it would pay a dividend of $746 million to the U.S. After the payment, Freddie Mac will have returned $92.6 billion in dividends to the Treasury in return for the $71.3 billion in bailout funds it drew. Freddie Mac and its sister company Fannie Mae, which has yet to report first quarter...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Government-controlled mortgage finance firm Freddie Mac on Tuesday said it will cut a check to the U.S. Freddie Mac reported a first quarter profit of $524 million, up from $227 million in the fourth quarter. In the meantime, executives at Freddie Mac are testing funding mechanisms that could inform the debate on how to reduce the role of the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Government-controlled mortgage finance firm Freddie Mac on Tuesday said it will cut a check to the U.S. Freddie Mac said its first quarter net income was $524 million, up from $227 million in the fourth quarter. Freddie Mac said the check it will send to the federal government by June will bring cumulative dividend payments to $92.6 billion, well...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Bank of America Corp on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to toss a $1.27 billion penalty imposed in a mortgage fraud case, and in a rare move asked that the prominent Manhattan judge who oversaw its trial be replaced if the case were to continue. Bank of America spokesman Lawrence Grayson declined to comment. Rakoff imposed the civil...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has directed the U.S. housing finance firms to tweak their structure for guarantee fees but said the changes would be "revenue neutral," after launching a review to consider whether to alter the program. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Friday that Fannie and Freddie will lower guarantee...

  • Fannie, Freddie to lower fees for riskier borrowers Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has directed the U.S. housing finance firms to cut mortgage fees for riskier borrowers, the agency said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Former Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Richard Syron and two other executives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of misleading investors ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. Like other regulators, the SEC has been criticized for not holding enough top executives liable for...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A lawyer for Nomura Holdings Inc argued on Thursday that a U.S. regulator relied on "voodoo science" to pursue claims that the bank made false statements in selling $2 billion in mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. David Tulchin, Nomura's lawyer, urged a Manhattan federal judge to reject the Federal Housing Finance Agency's...

  • His testimony came as the defense sought to show that any losses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suffered on the $2 billion in securities at issue were caused not by any false statements the banks made but by the collapse in the housing market. Mudd, who left Fannie Mae in 2008 following its government takeover, told a lawyer for Nomura that macroeconomic factors,...