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  1. Westminster Blog

    November 17, 2011

    Introducing Wilbur Ross, new co-owner of Northern Rock

    Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed a discrepancy in the press releases issued this morning by UKFI and by Virgin on the...

  2. April 9, 2010

    FCIC testimony day 3

    Session 1: Fannie Mae Mr. Robert J. Levin Former Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Fannie Mae Mr. Daniel...

  1. April 5, 2010

    Ross buys 21% stakein Virgin Money

    Wilbur Ross, the American billionaire, has acquired a stake in Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money just days ahead of its bid...

  2. April 4, 2010

    Wilbur Ross buys 21% stake in Virgin Money

    Wilbur Ross, the American billionaire, has acquired a stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money just days ahead of its bid...

  3. August 20, 2009

    Leading role for Lockhart at WL Ross

    Wilbur Ross, the billionaire US turnround financier, on Wednesday named James Lockhart, until recently regulator of troubled...

  4. August 7, 2009

    Huge challenge awaits new chief of Fannie and Freddie

    James Lockhart's successor as director of the agency that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will hold much of the US...

  5. August 6, 2009

    Head of US housing agency quits

    James Lockhart, regulator and effective head of US mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is stepping down from the...

  6. August 6, 2009

    Lockhart leaves housing agency for financial services

    James Lockhart, regulator and effective head of US mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is leaving the job to...

  7. August 6, 2009

    US housing agency chief to step down

    James Lockhart, regulator and effective head of US mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is leaving the job to...

  8. March 3, 2009

    Freddie Mac chief quits after six months

    David Moffett, chief executive of Freddie Mac, has resigned just six months after taking the helm of the US mortgage...

  9. March 2, 2009

    Freddie Mac chief quits after six months

    David Moffett, chief executive of Freddie Mac, has resigned just six months after taking the helm of the US mortgage...

  10. February 20, 2009

    Grip tightened on Fannie and Freddie

    The Obama housing plan announced this week draws Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yet more tightly into the embrace of federal...

  11. February 19, 2009

    Government tightens grip on Fannie and Freddie

    The Obama housing plan announced this week draws Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yet more tightly into the embrace of federal...

  12. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2009

    Buried bail-outs

    Yesterday was a pretty good day to bury news, amid the hoo-ha surrounding Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s much-anticipated...

  13. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2008

    New help for Fannie, Freddie borrowers

    US officials on Tuesday unveiled a plan to aid homebuyers struggling to pay mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...

  14. November 12, 2008

    Help for struggling borrowers on home payments

    US officials unveiled a plan yesterday to aid homebuyers struggling to pay mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...

  15. November 12, 2008

    New help for Fannie and Freddie borrowers

    US officials on Tuesday unveiled a plan to aid homebuyers struggling to pay mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...

  16. October 29, 2008

    Fannie plans to write down $20bn asset

    Fannie Mae said it would write down “substantially all” of a $20bn tax-related asset that has been a key component of its...

  17. September 9, 2008

    Swift action a boon for mortgage bonds

    The seizure of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae by the US Treasury boosted credit markets yesterday and prompted a buying frenzy...

  18. September 8, 2008

    Swift action a boon for mortgage bonds

    The seizure of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae by the US Treasury boosted credit markets on Monday and prompted a buying frenzy...

  19. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie link fest - updated with key US Treasury pdfs

    Government sponsored enterprises, - US government takes control of Fannie and Freddie – FT - Statement from James Lockhart...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2008

    Freddie and Fannie -- Lockhart's full statement

    Issued on Sunday by FHFA director James Lockhart, Good Morning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac share the critical mission of...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie - snap details

    - The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie mach, the Federal Housing Finance agency, will manage the two government sponsored...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2008

    Paulson: OFHEO not strong enough to handle Fannie and Freddie

    It can’t have been an easy couple of days for James Lockhart, director of the Office of Federal Housing and Enterprise...

  23. July 8, 2008

    US mortgage regulator tries to ease fears

    The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday tried to ease investors’ fears that the two government-sponsored...

  24. May 22, 2008

    Foreclosures accelerate US housing slide

    The US house price slump accelerated in the first three months of this year as a tide of home foreclosures added to a glut...

  25. May 7, 2008

    Regulator boost for Fannie Mae

    Fannie Mae shares staged a rebound yesterday after the US mortgage financier received permission from its regulator to...

  26. May 7, 2008

    Fannie Mae bounces back after expansion go-ahead by regulator

    Fannie Mae shares staged a rebound yesterday after the giant US mortgage financier received permission from its regulator...

  27. May 6, 2008

    Regulatory boost for Fannie Mae

    Fannie Mae shares staged a rebound on Tuesday after the US mortgage financier received permission from its regulator to...

  28. April 3, 2008

    Call for tough regulation as mortgages become a federal case

    The increasingly central role of the government-sponsored mortgage financiers in the US housing market has increased the...

  29. April 2, 2008

    Call for tough regulation on US mortgages

    The increasingly central role of the government-sponsored mortgage financiers in the US housing market has heightened the...

  30. March 29, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie cleared for funds

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the US government-chartered mortgage financiers, could each raise up to $10bn of new capital as...

  31. March 29, 2008

    Fannie, Freddie cleared to raise up to $10bn

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the US government-chartered mortgage financiers, could each raise up to $10bn of new capital as...

  32. March 29, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie clear to buy more

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the US government-chartered mortgage financiers, could each raise up to $10bn of new capital as...

  33. March 28, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie cleared to buy more

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the US government-chartered mortgage financiers, could each raise up to $10bn of new capital as...

  34. March 20, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie to boost mortgage market

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage financiers, yesterday got the go-ahead from their regulator...

  35. March 20, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie to boost mortgage market

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage financiers, yesterday received the go-ahead from their...

  36. March 20, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie to boost mortgage market

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage financiers, yesterday got the go-ahead from their regulator to...

  37. March 19, 2008

    Fannie, Freddie to boost mortgage market

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage financiers, yesterday got the go-ahead from their regulator to...

  38. November 25, 2007

    Tough stance on Freddie, Fannie vindicated

    Almost four months ago Daniel Mudd, chief executive of Fannie Mae, appeared on US television casting the government-backed...

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