Freddie Now Using CSP After Release 1 Given the Go Ahead
December 9, 2016
Freddie Mac announced late this week that it is now using the common securitization platform after successfully implementing the first release on Nov. 21. As planned, the GSE will use the CSP for data acceptance, issuance support, and bond administration activities related to current single-class, fixed-rate, mortgage-backed securities. The first release was a test of sorts to make sure that the system, operations, and controls of the platform are functional. It also sets the stage for the second release when Fannie will begin using the CSP in 2018. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said the successful implementation of the first release is a “significant milestone” toward the ultimate goal of a common securitization platform and a single security.