The FHFA's Proposed Plan For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Could Shrink The Mortgage Market, Article Says Mar 12
- Language: English
- Published: March 2012
Results for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in second-quarter 2011 reflected ongoing weakness in the housing market. Credit losses remain concentrated in 2005-2008 vintage loans and hedging losses hurt profits. Operating losses and sizable dividends to the U.S. Treasury led these firms to request a combined $6.6 billion in additional capital from the Treasury to cover deficits. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services doesn't believe either institution has the capacity to generate sufficient earnings to cover annual dividends currently owed to the Treasury. Net interest income at both firms was largely flat from the first quarter. Interest rates declined and helped to lower the cost of borrowing for both firms, but also kept returns on earning assets low. Both firms continue...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Fannie Mae
- Freddie Mac
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