CUs can comment on proposed rule modifying Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulatory framework

Credit unions can comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would enhance, clarify, or otherwise refine several provisions of the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, known as the Enterprises.

The proposed rule includes modifications related to:

  • guarantees on commingled securities;
  • multifamily mortgage exposures associated with government-subsidized properties, derivatives and cleared transactions; and
  • credit scores.

According to the FHFA, the proposed amendments would provide increased clarity and implement the lessons learned through the continued application of the ERCF and better reflect the risks inherent in the Enterprises’ businesses.

Additional details about the proposed rule can be accessed on an FHFA fact sheet. Comments can be made via the proposed rulemaking announcement after it is published in the Federal Register, and within 60 days of publication.

Financial Safety and Soundness Act
In other FHFA news, on Dec. 27, 2022, the FHFA published a final rule amending its regulations to implement a provision of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992. The final rule previously had an effective date of Feb. 27, 2023, however, the FHFA determined that a delay of the effective date by 60 days is appropriate. The rule is now effective on April 28, 2023.

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