Single-Family News Center: Servicing
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Duty to Serve – Confronting Housing Challenges for Three Underserved Markets
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Important Updates for Servicers in Guide Bulletin 2018-14
September 18, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-14 announces updates related to the Investor Reporting Change Initiative, borrower evaluation notices and solicitation letters and other important updates for Servicers.
FHFA Solicits Comments on Proposed Rule on Prepayment Rates and the UMBS
September 17, 2018 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has issued a press release calling for public input on a proposed rule to require Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the prepayment rates of TBA- eligible mortgage-backed securities.
Soon, You'll Be Able to Finance More Mortgages
September 13, 2018 - Coming Soon: Through our Duty to Serve plan, we're expanding our offerings so you can finance more mortgages for families in underserved markets. Stay tuned.
Reminder: Plan for MERS System Migration
August 16, 2018 - We're reminding clients that the MERS® System and MERS® eRegistry will be unavailable for transactions in mid-September. Read our article for details.
New 55-day Mirror Securities Issued to Pave Way to Single Security
August 07, 2018 - We have begun issuing new 55-day mirror mortgage-backed securities for the current population of exchange-eligible 45-day Freddie Mac Gold Participation Certificates (PCs) and Giant PCs. This milestone supports the launch of the Single Security Initiative on June 3, 2019.
Servicing Guidance for Mortgages Impacted by Eligible Disasters
July 18, 2018 - Read our latest Industry Letter for reminders related to servicing mortgages impacted by eligible disasters.
Guide Bulletin 2018-11: Service Loans Application Update Postponed and STOS Moratorium Moved
July 06, 2018 - The updates to Service Loans application related to subsequent transfer of servicing (STOS) requests will be implemented on August 13. The STOS moratorium has been moved to July 30- August 12, 2018. Learn more.
Important Update to the GSEs UCD Seller Data Requirements
June 26, 2018 - Important Update to the GSEs UCD Seller Data Requirements
Single Security Poll – Are You On Track?
June 21, 2018 - We did a readiness poll at the May 14, 2018, Single Security conference. Here’s what we found. Take the same poll and see where you stand.
Single Security Tabletop Market Readiness Testing
June 21, 2018 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will be facilitating a walk-through of key security activities later this year for the new Single Security. We are looking for interested parties to join us in this exercise.
U.S. Treasury Supports the Single Security
June 20, 2018 - U.S. Treasury Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips expressed unambiguous support for the Single Security.
New Report Explores Shared Equity Homeownership Funding Model
June 20, 2018 - This new report examines whether public, private and philanthropic financing - rather than grants - could be used to make shared equity homeownership possible.
Guide Bulletin 2018-9: Consolidates Forbearance Plan Offerings, Offers Re-employment Services for Borrowers and More
June 13, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-9 announces the consolidation of forbearance plan offerings, introduction of a new Duty to Serve partnership and more.
Single Security Webinar: What Seller/Servicers Need to Know
June 12, 2018 - If you want to learn more about how the Single Security may affect your day-to-day operations, the Mortgage Bankers Association is hosting a webinar on this hot industry topic on June 27. Register today.
Freddie Mac Launches New Re-employment Program to Help Financially Distressed Home Possible Borrowers
June 06, 2018 - Now Freddie Mac Servicers can provide financially distressed Home Possible® borrowers access to comprehensive re-employment services.
Freddie Mac Clarification on the UCD PDF Requirement
June 05, 2018 - Beginning June 25, 2018, we will enforce the requirement to embed the Closing Disclosure PDF in the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file.
You're Invited: Investor Reporting Change Initiative Webinars
June 05, 2018 - To make your Investor Reporting transition as smooth as possible, we're providing the opportunity to attend FREE webinars to help you understand and implement the upcoming remittance and reporting changes.
What Happened at the Single Security Conference?
May 25, 2018 - If you didn’t make it to the Single Security conference in New York last May 14, 2018, we’ve got you covered.
May 21 Servicer Performance Profile Updates
April 25, 2018 - We're updating the login URL and certain report names due to an upcoming software upgrade.
Updated Property Values for Borrowers Impacted by Eligible Disasters
April 20, 2018 - We recently updated BPODirect with the most recent pre-disaster property values. Please use these values when evaluating borrowers for a Flex Modification.
Reminder & Notices
Single Security Updates
We've put together resources for Seller/Servicers to help you determine what changes and business opportunities you need to prepare for.
Freddie Mac Updates Fraud Mitigation Best Practices
The Freddie Mac Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) has updated and posted online its comprehensive Single-Family mortgage fraud mitigation best practices document.
Historical Guide Snapshots (PDFs)
Check out the historical snapshots of our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide, which capture the Guide requirements as of a specific date, in easy-to-use PDF format.
The information found in the Single-Family News Center is not a replacement or substitute for information found in the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide and/or the terms of your Master Agreement and/or Master Commitment.