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MAINTAIN foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability, REDUCE taxpayer risk, and BUILD a new single-family securitization infrastructure. Read more in the 2018 Scorecard and Conservatorships Strategic Plan.
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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report describing the status and volume of credit risk transfer transactions through the second quarter of 2017. The Report provides a comprehensive picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) transfer a substantial portion of credit risk to the private sector through a variety of transactions in the single-family market.
The Report demonstrates that the majority of the underlying mortgage credit risk on mortgages targeted for credit risk transfer (CRT) has been transferred to private investors through CRT and mortgage insurance. The Progress Report shows that:
"This report shows that the Enterprises have made tremendous progress with credit risk transfer in a short period of time, as they continue to leverage a receptive private sector market and reduce risk for taxpayers," said FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt.
Credit Risk Transfer webpage
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