The Federal Housing Finance Agency should work to ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac activities, including credit risk transfers, do not give advantages to lenders that conduct larger amount of business with the enterprises, CUNA believes.
CUNA met with Federal Housing Finance Agency Wednesday to urge the agency to reconsider adding language preference to its Uniform Residential Loan Application. This week 55 members of Congress sent a letter to FHFA Director Mel Watt with concerns.
Loan level price adjustments charged by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to be reduced or eliminated, CUNA and other organizations wrote to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt this week.
CUNA joined with several other trade organizations this week to raise compliance and legal concerns with the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s potential change to the new Uniform Residential Loan Application asking borrowers to indicate their language preference.
WASHINGTON (3/18/16)--CUNA generally believes enabling and maximizing the purchasing and guaranteeing of private market loans is the best approach for the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s revised supervisory approach to interest rate risk is covered in a recent Letter to Credit Unions (16-CU-08). The new standardized approach is designed to increase focus and resources toward higher risk credit unions.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.