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Volume 2014 - Number 1

January 9, 2014

Fannie, Freddie Complete Pre-Financial Crisis Repurchase Reviews, End 2013 With Settlements

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ended 2013 with several multi-million dollar settlements of buyback claims related to pre-crisis loans, completing a review of such loans mandated by their regulator. The Federal Housing Finance Agency directed Fannie and Freddie to complete their reviews of pre-conservatorship loan acquisitions and buyback demands by the end of 2013. Completing the rep-and-warrant reviews, the FHFA said was vital “to restore confidence in marketplace norms and practices and accelerate the resolution of outstanding claims.” Fannie, Freddie and their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, have been dogged...

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