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Agency Issuance Lifted by Fannie

Fixed-rate MBS issuance up 0.5% in September

Oct. 1, 2012

By staff

While monthly issuance of mortgage-backed securities was lower at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. and barely changed at the Government National Mortgage Association, business at the Federal National Mortgage Association was strong enough to push overall agency issuance higher last month.

Agency issuance of fixed-rate MBS was $149.060 billion during September, inching up from $148.278 a month earlier.

Activity soared from the same month a year earlier, when the trio of housing finance agencies issued just $87.585 billion.

Based on historical data from information provider eMBS, issuers of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae MBS have generated $1.1503 trillion in securitizations from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30.

All of last month's strength came from Fannie, where fixed-rate issuances climbed to $79.994 billion from the August's $75.416 billion. The Washington, D.C.-based company saw only $41.988 billion in issuances a year earlier.

Year-to-date Sept. 30 issuances at Fannie totaled $579.947 billion.

Government-owned Ginnie managed to push issuances up to $35.828 billion from $35.586 billion. Issuances at Ginnie were $23.133 billion in September 2011.

During the first nine months of 2012, Ginnie's issuances totaled $271.367 billion.

The only housing finance agency to lose ground in September was Freddie, where issuances fell to $33.238 billion from $37.275 billion a month earlier. Volume at the McLean, Va.-based firm was $22.464 billion a year earlier.

Freddie's year-to-date volume totaled $298.977 billion.

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