Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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This book examines the role of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other key players in the American mortgage market, in precipitating the current global financial crisis. From President Clinton's announcement of the 'National Home Ownership Strategy' in 1995 to its collapse in 2008, this book deftly explains the aims and consequences of extending mortgage lending to people who could not afford home ownership. Bankers, investment banks, rating agencies and derivatives have all been awarded their share of the blame, while politicians, regulators and government agencies have successfully avoided theirs. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been implicated, but the true story of their marriage made in hell has never been told.... to those, in other words, who could not meet the usual loan-to-value, credit scores or debt-to-income ratios required ... is the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures mortgages made by lenders to qualifying borrowers against anbsp;...

Title:Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Author:Oonagh McDonald
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-07-18


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