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March 24, 2014
06:03 EDTCS, FNMA, FMCCCredit Suisse in $885M settlement with FHFA
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator of Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), on Friday announced it reached a settlement with Credit Suisse (CS), related companies and specifically named individuals for $885M. The settlement resolves all claims in the lawsuit FHFA v. Credit Suisse, et al. as well as all claims against the Credit Suisse defendant in FHFA v. Ally Financial Inc., et al. alleging violations of federal and state securities laws in connection with private-label mortgage-backed securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during 2005-2007. Under the terms of the agreement, Credit Suisse will pay approximately $234M to Fannie Mae and approximately $651M to Freddie Mac and certain claims against Credit Suisse related to the securities involved will be released. This is the ninth settlement FHFA has announced in relation to the 18 PLS lawsuits the agency filed in 2011.
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July 22, 2014
07:24 EDTCSCredit Suisse down 2.2% after reporting Q2 results
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07:17 EDTCSNational Association for Business Economics to hold a seminar
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06:02 EDTCSCredit Suisse says on track to exceed 10% CET1 ratio by year-end
Credit Suisse said it is on track to exceed 10% CET1 ratio by year-end, including continued accrual of cash dividend for 2014.
06:01 EDTCSCredit Suisse to exit commodities trading business
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05:59 EDTCSCredit Suisse reports Q2 net income CHF (700M) vs. CHF 1.05B last year
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July 21, 2014
17:47 EDTCSAstoria Financial to sell non-performing residential mortgages to Credit Suisse
Astoria Financial (AF) announced that the bank had entered into an agreement to sell certain non-performing residential mortgage loans, or NPL, to Credit Suisse (CS) for consideration of approximately $186M. The NPL Sale is expected to close on or about July 31, subject to usual and customary closing conditions. In anticipation of the NPL Sale, such non-performing loans were designated as held-for-sale as of June 30 and were written down from their carrying value of approximately $195M to their estimated fair value of $186M. As a result, the company recorded an $8.7M charge-off and a $5.7M loan loss release in Q2.
13:18 EDTCSCredit Suisse, Fidelity sign agreement to offer great access to IPOs
Fidelity Investments and Credit Suisse Securities announced an agreement that provides Fidelity's brokerage clients the opportunity to participate in initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings underwritten by Credit Suisse. The agreement expands Credit Suisse's potential investor base to Fidelity's millions of retail brokerage customers, as well as investors who work with advisors through Fidelity's registered investment advisor, correspondent broker/dealer and family office clients. A 2013 Fidelity survey of 2,500 affluent and high-net-worth clients indicated that they had significant interest in IPOs. More than 50% of those surveyed currently buy or are open to investing in IPOs.
06:34 EDTCSJulius Baer CEO sees 'fair, equitable' fix to U.S. investigation, Reuters says
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July 17, 2014
18:41 EDTFNMAFannie Mae increases yields on risk-sharing debt issue, WSJ reports
Fannie Mae increased yields on its biggest issue of debt that offsets its risks of guaranteeing mortgages, The Wall Stree Journal reports. Reference Link
07:13 EDTFNMA, FMCCWatchdog says Fannie, Freddie making riskier agreements, Reuters says
The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General said in a report that Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) are engaging in riskier agreements as they increasingly buy mortgages from smaller lenders, according to Reuters, citing comments from the watchdog. Reference Link
06:38 EDTCSStudy says UBS largest private bank with assets near $2T, Reuters says
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06:34 EDTCSBlackRock sells $3.7B of UBS securities to Credit Suisse, Bloomberg says
Blackrock (BLK) sold $3.7B of the $22B of securities it purchased six years ago from UBS (UBS) to Credit Suisse (CS) in yesterday’s auction of mostly subprime-mortgage bonds, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the transaction. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
06:59 EDTCSCredit Suisse granted $3.7B RMBS bond bid list, Reuters says
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July 11, 2014
09:09 EDTFNMA, FMCCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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July 10, 2014
18:44 EDTFMCC, FNMAGenworth responds to GSE-sponsored PMI eligibility requirements
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17:23 EDTFMCC, FNMAEssent Group comments on proposed PMI eligibility requirements
Essent Group (ESNT) reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency released for public input the proposed Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements. The PMIERs represent the standards by which private mortgage insurers are eligible to provide mortgage insurance on loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC). Assuming the PMIERs are enacted as proposed, Essent's mortgage insurance subsidiary, Essent Guaranty would be in compliance with the new capital adequacy requirements in the PMIERs based on financial information as of March 31. “We commend FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for all of their work in revising the PMIERs,” said Mark Casale, Chairman and CEO. “Updating the PMIERs is important to the health of the housing finance system in general, and the mortgage insurance industry in particular. We believe that the proposed risk-based capital adequacy framework in the PMIERs is fundamentally sound. The PMIERs will serve as an important set of national standards that give industry counterparties added confidence in the claims paying capacity of private mortgage insurance companies, including Essent.” “Based in part on Essent’s strong capital levels and the exceptional credit quality of our portfolio,” Casale added, “we believe that Essent is well positioned under the PMIERs to continue to serve the growing demand for private mortgage insurance.”
17:08 EDTFNMA, FMCCMortgage insurers trading lower after FHFA proposes tighter capital rules
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07:08 EDTCSECB keeps tight grip on banks with health check results, Reuters says
The European Central Bank is targeting to keep a tight grip banks in the final phase of a balance sheet health check in October, giving them only 48 hours to review the test results before publishing them, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. The assessment will look into banks’ balance sheets and measure their ability to handle shock and stress. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
06:45 EDTCSCredit Suisse asks sentencing for aiding tax evasion be delayed, WSJ reports
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