Mortgage Buybacks

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April 18, 2014 - Inside The GSEs

Deutsche Bank Wins Dismissal Against FHFA $567M MBS Suit

A New York state judge last week dismissed with prejudice a $567 million legal action brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency against Deutsche Bank in 2012 over the bank’s refusal to repurchase hundreds of millions of residential mortgage-backed securities from Freddie Mac. Judge Eileen Bransten of New York’s State Supreme Court in Manhattan ruled the FHFA’s suit is barred by New York’s six-year statute of limitations.The FHFA sought to have the bank cover Freddie’s losses on defective MBS purchased from a $1.4 billion transaction.


April 4, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Buyback Woes Easing, But Defense Still Important

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at yearend wrapped up most of the massive amount of repurchase demands tied to their pre-2008 books of business, which likely means less business for law firms and companies that help lenders defend buyback demands. But Resolution Portfolio Management & Oversight sees the new buyback era as an opportunity, especially for boutique firms like itself. “A lot of our competitors are out of business,” said Andrew Henschel, RPM’s executive vice president. “Their business model was based on volume. We’re a boutique. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.” Indeed, these are trying times for some due-diligence firms. Last fall, Allonhill LLC sold most of its assets to Stewart Lender Services. Then a few months later, Allonhill owner Sue Allon threw what was left of the firm into bankruptcy protection after...


March 28, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

More FHFA Non-Agency MBS Lawsuits Settled

Bank of America this week agreed to settle lawsuits filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency regarding non-agency mortgage-backed securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Eleven of the 18 non-agency MBS lawsuits filed by the FHFA in 2011 have now been settled and the claims against BofA and its affiliates were by far the largest. BofA said it agreed to make a total of $5.8 billion in payments to Fannie and Freddie as part of the settlement and spend $3.5 billion to ...


March 21, 2014 - Inside The GSEs

GSEs Report Dramatic Increase in Total 2013 Buyback Settlements

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013 wrapped up most of the massive amount of repurchase demands they made on legacy loans originated before 2008, but the GSEs are looking more closely at new production and, increasingly, servicer performance. Together, Fannie and Freddie reported a total of $37.87 billion in mortgage repurchases and other settlements of buyback claims, which typically means the lender indemnified the GSE for its losses.


March 21, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Mortgage Buybacks Surged in Late 2013

Mortgage lenders repurchased $3.05 billion of home loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the fourth quarter of 2013, a 91.0 percent increase from the previous quarter, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of repurchase disclosures. As “securitizers,” the two government-sponsored enterprises are required to file repurchase activity reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fannie and Freddie have ... [Includes one data chart]


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