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At Ginnie Mae, we help make affordable housing a reality for millions of low- and moderate-income households across America by channeling global capital into the nation's housing markets. Specifically, the Ginnie Mae guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a better price for their mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. The lenders can then use the proceeds to fund new mortgage loans available. Without that liquidity, lenders would be forced to keep all loans in their own portfolio, meaning they would not have adequate capital to make new loans.

Unlike the GSEs, Ginnie Mae is profitable. We do not buy or sell loans or issue mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Therefore, our balance sheet doesn't use derivatives to hedge or carry long term debt.

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Ginnie Mae’s Mortgage-Backed Securities Portfolio Tops $2 Trillion, Providing More Americans the Opportunity for...

Ginnie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) portfolio has reached $2.008 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the federal guarantor announced today. That’s up from $1 trillion just eight years ago
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.994 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $38.87 billion in August. A breakdown of August issuance includes $37.184 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.688 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.528 billion of loans for multifamily housing
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.982 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $36.77 billion in July. A breakdown of July issuance includes $35.383 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.391 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.229 billion of loans for multifamily housing.
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.971 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $37 billion in June. A breakdown of May issuance includes $35.330 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.669 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS
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Ginnie Mae restricts three VA mortgage lenders from its main securities programs

In the interest of providing additional clarity and transparency to Ginnie MBS investors, Ginnie Mae is announcing that it has restricted VA single family -guaranteed loans pooled by Freedom Mortgage Corporation (Freedom), SunWest Mortgage Company, Inc. (SunWest), and NewDay USA (NewDay) in Ginnie Mae pools to Ginnie Mae II custom pools only.
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Ginnie Mae announces changes to eligibility of VA refinance loans in Ginnie Mae securities...

Ginnie Mae issued an All Participants Memorandum (APM) APM 18-04 announcing implementation of changes to pooling eligibility requirements for Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) insured or guaranteed mortgages pursuant to the “Loan Seasoning for Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities” provision in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.950 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $34 billion in April. A breakdown of April issuance includes $32.437 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.631 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.446 billion of loans for multifamily housing. MBS issuance for Fiscal Year 2018 to the end of April totaled $251.017 billion.
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.942 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $30.31 billion in March. A breakdown of March’s issuance includes $28.659 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.651 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.412 billion of loans for multifamily housing.
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.934 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $33.22 billion in February. A breakdown of February’s issuance includes $31.512 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.708 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which provided access to $33.561 billion in capital for single family home loans and $1.387 billion for multifamily housing.
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The MPF® Program and Ginnie Mae Announce $1 Billion in MBS Issued

The MPF Program recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued. The MPF Government MBS product was the result of a partnership forged by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to issue securities guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and backed by mortgages originated by FHLB member financial institutions.
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Ginnie Mae Notifies Select Market Participants to Take Corrective Action to Control ‘Churning’

Ginnie Mae continues to take steps to address churning in its mortgage-backed security (MBS) program. These efforts are designed to keep mortgage rates affordable for veterans and first-time home buyers, in addition to preserving the liquidity of the security around the globe.
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Ginnie Mae Operations To Continue During a Lapse in Government Funding

During a lapse in government funding, Ginnie Mae will reduce staffing to essential personnel levels. Importantly, Ginnie Mae will continue to remit timely payment of principal and interest to investors. There will also be no disruption of essential functions like the granting of commitment authority and support for continued issuance of Ginnie Mae-guaranteed Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) and REMICs.
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Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.904 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $39.13 billion in November. A breakdown of November’s issuance includes $37.215 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.986 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which provided access to $37.734 billion in capital for single family home loans and $1.467 billion for multifamily home loans
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Ginnie Mae Breaks Annual Issuance Record in FY17

Ginnie Mae announced that its mortgage back securities (MBS) issuance totaled $504.58 billion for FY17, which is an all-time annual issuance record. Issuance in FY16 totaled $466.6 billion.
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VA, Ginnie Mae Create Task Force to Address Mortgage Refinancing Issues

The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announce the formation of the “Joint Ginnie Mae – VA Refinance Loan Task Force.”
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Ginnie Mae Issues Guidance for Disaster Pass-Through Assistance and Delinquency Ratio Exemptions for Qualifying...

Ginnie Mae issued an All Participants Memorandum (APM) – APM 17-04 to Single-Family Issuers providing updates and further guidance on the availability of optional, special assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria including associated eligibility requirements and the application process.
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Ginnie Mae exposure to Hurricane(s) Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Ginnie Mae announced the exposure to its MBS Portfolio by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The information provided breaks down the number of loans and unpaid principal balance amounts in the presidentially declared disaster areas in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, it provides the percentage of Ginnie Mae Single Family GNMA II fixed rate, Multiple Issuer MBS pools impacted.
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Ginnie Mae Unpaid Principal Balance Increases to $1.870 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $44.13 billion in August, an increase from July’s issuance of $41.95 billion.
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Ginnie Mae Issues Guidance to Issuers Affected by Hurricanes’ Harvey and Irma

Ginnie Mae issued an All Participants Memorandum (APM) – PM 17-02 to Single-Family Issuers providing buyout guidance for loans impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
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Ginnie Mae Outlines Action on VA Refinance Speeds

In a letter today to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ginnie Mae outlines its actions to curb VA refinance speeds and aggressive marketing by some VA approved lenders. As Ginnie Mae notes in its letter, rapid refinance and loan churning was recognized as a problem in its VA portfolio last year. This led to Ginnie Mae’s initial measures to change its program rules to address the issue. These initial measures were successful in stopping these practices with many lenders.

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