The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) last week released further proposed amendments to the regulatory capital framework rule for the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additional details can be found on CUNA’s Removing Barriers Blog.
The proposed amendments are intended to remove inappropriate capital disincentives to the Enterprises to transfer risk. The proposed amendments would:
- Replace the fixed 1.5% prescribed leverage buffer amount (PLBA) with a dynamic PLBA equal to 50% of the Enterprise’s stability capital buffer.
- Lower the prudential floor of 10% on the risk weight assigned to any retained credit risk transfer (CRT) exposure to 5%.
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