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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 company’s 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 Mac’s 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 Mac’s 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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April 17, 2015
16:40 EDTFMCCEssent Group says well positioned under PMIERs
Essent Group (ESNT) reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency publicly released the final 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), and are designed to ensure that approved mortgage insurers maintain sufficient, high-quality assets to pay claims in a stressful environment. As of March 31, Essent had sufficient assets in its insurance companies to meet the total risk-based required asset amount of the final PMIERs as published. “We have been very supportive of the risk-based capital framework underlying the PMIERs and strongly believe that sound standards which are transparent and consistently enforced strengthen our industry,” said Mark Casale, Chairman and CEO. “Now that they are final, the PMIERs will serve as an important set of national standards that give industry counterparties more transparency into 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.”
16:16 EDTFMCCFreddie Mac says revised eligibility standards to promote counterparty strength
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April 7, 2015
07:21 EDTFMCCThe Cato Institute holds a discussion
Peter J. Wallison, author of "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again", and John C. Weicher, Center for Housing & Financial Markets, examine and debate causes and consequences of what caused the 2008 financial crisis in a discussion being held in Washington, D.C. on April 7 at 12 pm. Webcast Link
April 6, 2015
07:41 EDTFMCCBrookings Institute to hold a discussion
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