GSEs inch closer to single securitization platform

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprises at the heart of US housing finance, are less than a year away from launching a common securitization platform that will rebalance the market to make a more level playing field for their respective securities.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 09 Aug 2018

First announced in 2012, Fannie and Freddie have been quietly working on the uniform mortgage-backed security (UMBS), an initiative that will modify their MBS issuance standards and which some say is one of the most significant steps in housing finance reform in decades.

Given that Fannie Mae ...

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