Financial Regulatory Forum

US to focus on housing stability in reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac – Barr

February 1, 2010

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By Al Yoon

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Obama administration must ensure U.S. housing market stability is retained as it reforms the nation’s two largest providers of home mortgage credit, a top Treasury Department official said on Monday.

US Treasury, states to decide housing aid ceiling

October 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury and other federal agencies will work with state and local governments in the coming weeks to determine the size of a new lending program for state and local housing finance agencies, a senior Treasury official said on Monday. (more…)

US Treasury warns on credit ratings regulation

August 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The Obama administration is resisting calls to get involved with ensuring that credit ratings are reliable and said on Wednesday this would force investors to rely even more on the ratings. (more…)

U.S. wants lenders to speed up mortgage aid

July 28, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. housing officials and leading mortgage companies met on Tuesday to set explicit goals for preventing evictions and helping struggling borrowers with their home loans.