Issuance of mortgage-backed securities at the Federal National Mortgage Association soared last month, driving up overall agency issuance.
Fixed-rate MBS issued on behalf of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae came to $156.852 billion during the final month of 2016.
The data was reported by eMBS.
Washington-based Fannie was responsible for the overall surge, with fixed-rate MBS issuance soaring 52 percent from a month earlier to $71.025 billion in December 2016. Fannie’s issuance skyrocketed 96 percent from a year earlier.
A 1 percent increase from November left fixed-rate issuance at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. at $40.154 billion last month. Freddie’s business was up 83 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Over at the Government National Mortgage Association, fixed-rate MBS issuance dipped 1 percent from the previous month to $45.673 billion in December 2016. Ginnie’s activity rose 57 percent from
Full-year issuance on behalf of all three companies amounted to $1.4509 trillion, strengthening from $1.2126 trillion during all of 2014.
The 2016 total
included $0.5747 trillion in Fannie issuance on behalf of Fannie; $0.3826 trillion issued on behalf of McLean, Virginia-based Freddie; and $0.4937 trillion issued on behalf of Washington-based Ginnie.