November 18, 2015

Building a Better Housing Finance System

It's been two and a half years since Freddie Mac introduced its award-winning single-family credit risk transfer securities, thus launching a new asset class and leading the way in transferring credit risk away from taxpayers to the private capital markets.  

This also marked the beginning of a new residential mortgage strategy to buy and sell single-family credit risk instead of holding it on the company’s books.  Freddie Mac has already demonstrated this model works in its multifamily business by laying off the vast majority of credit risk on more than $100 billion in loans over the past six years.

The result:  A better housing finance system that's good for the industry, investors and America's taxpayers. This is how we’re doing it:

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