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February 27, 2014
08:30 EDTFMCCFreddie Mac reports Q4 pre-tax income $9.3B vs. $6.5B in Q3
The increase reflects "higher other non-interest income driven by higher private label securities litigation settlement proceeds, as well as a shift from derivative losses in the third quarter to derivative gains in the fourth quarter. These favorable impacts were partially offset by higher net impairment expense and a lower benefit for credit losses." The company said that based on its December 31, 2013 net worth of $12.8B, the companyís March dividend obligation to the Treasury will be $10.4B. Freddie Mac added, "The level of earnings Freddie Mac has experienced in recent periods is not sustainable over the long term. Freddie Macís recent financial results, particularly the level of loan loss provisioning, have benefited significantly from strong home-price appreciation, which is beginning to moderate. Recent financial results have also included significant benefits related to the release of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance, as well as legal settlements of both PLS litigation and representation and warranty claims. Freddie Macís settlements of representation and warranty claims related to pre-conservatorship loan originations are largely complete while PLS litigation is ongoing and additional settlements are expected in 2014."
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March 24, 2015
07:19 EDTFMCCOcwen to sell additional $25B portfolio to Nationstar
Ocwen Financial (OCN) announced that its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing and Nationstar Mortgage, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) have agreed in principle to the sale by Ocwen of residential mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 142,000 loans owned by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) with a total principal balance of approximately $25B. Subject to a definitive agreement, approvals by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHFA and other customary conditions, Ocwen and Nationstar expect the transaction to close before mid-year.
March 18, 2015
11:36 EDTFMCCOcwen intends to sell $9.6B portfolio of mortgage servicing rights to Green Tree
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07:22 EDTFMCCFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae could need more bailouts, WSJ says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) might be at risk of needing additional bailouts, due to weak Q4 earnings, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a watchdog. Reference Link
March 17, 2015
08:26 EDTFMCCFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae begin legal battle against Nomura, RBS, NY Post says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) alleged in court proceedings Monday that they bought "bad" mortgages because they were mislead by banks, reports the New York Post, citing court arguments. Monday was the first day of the lawsuit against Nomura (NMR) and co-defendant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which seeks $1B in damages as well as the ability to return the securities to the banks. Lawyers presented internal bank emails that identified some mortgages as "crap" or from "extremely dysfunctional" lenders, while the banks alleged that they fully disclosed the poor quality of the products. Reference Link

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