Ginnie Mae Breaks Annual Issuance Record in FY17

Ginnie Mae Breaks Annual Issuance Record in FY17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — 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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MBS issuance in September totaled $41.58 billion, a decrease from August issuance of $44.13 billion. A breakdown of September’s issuance includes $39.62 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.96 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which provided access to $40.25 billion in capital for single family home loans and $1.33 billion for multifamily home loans.

Ginnie Mae total outstanding unpaid principal balance increased to $1.884 trillion, which is up from $1.871 trillion in August 2016. The total principal balance is up year over year from $1.728 trillion at the end of FY16.

For more information on monthly issuance, UPB balance, REMIC monthly issuance, and Global Market analysis, visit www.ginniemae/issuance

About Ginnie Mae
Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned government corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and millions of homeowners throughout the country. Ginnie Mae mortgage backed securities MBS programs directly support housing finance programs administered by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing, and the Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service. Ginnie Mae is the only MBS to carry the explicit full faith and credit of the United States Government.

Ginnie Mae I MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities on which registered holders receive separate principal and interest payments on each of their certificates. Ginnie Mae I securities can include single family, multifamily, manufactured home, and project construction loans.

Ginnie Mae II MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive an aggregate principal and interest payment from a central paying agent. An issuer may participate in the Ginnie Mae II MBS either by issuing custom, single-issuer pools or through participation in the issuance of multiple-issuer pools, which combine loans with similar characteristics.


Contact: Michael Huff

(202) 475-4933


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.


Phone: (202) 708-0926

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