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Amendments to the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework Rule – Prescribed Leverage Buffer Amount and Credit Risk Transfer

Open Date:
Open for comment 9/15/2021
All comments are due by 11/26/2021
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Fannie Mae; Freddie Mac
Document Number:
12 CFR Part 1240
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Andrew Varrieur, Senior Associate Director, Office of Capital Policy, (202) 649-3141, Andrew.Varrieur@fhfa.gov; Christopher Vincent, Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Capital Policy, (202) 649-3685, Christopher.Vincent@fhfa.gov; or James Jordan, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, (202) 649-3075, James.Jordan@fhfa.gov. These are not toll-free numbers. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Additionally, the TDD 1-(800) number referenced in Rulemaking documents attached to this page is obsolete and the 7-1-1 number should be used.

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SUMMARY:  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (proposed rule) that would amend the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by refining the prescribed leverage buffer amount (PLBA or leverage buffer) and credit risk transfer (CRT) securitization framework for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each an Enterprise). The proposed rule would also make technical corrections to various provisions of the ERCF that was published on December 17, 2020.

DATES:  Comments must be received on or before November 26, 2021.

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