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Volume 2017 - Number 31

August 11, 2017

Downloads Available: GSE Risk-Transfer Activity: 4Q13-2Q17

Freddie Picks Up the Pace in Credit-Risk Transfers During 2Q17, Reinsurance Activity a Little Soft

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to lean heavily on their structured debt programs to meet credit-risk transfer goals originally set by their regulator that have become key features in their business strategies. The two government-sponsored enterprises issued $4.48 billion of credit-risk transfer debt during the second quarter, a modest 5.8 percent increase from the first three months of the year. Overall MBS issuance by the two GSEs was down during that period, but their CRT debt issuances are typically linked to MBS issued six months prior. Fannie’s Connecticut Avenue Securities program produced...[Includes one data table]

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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