Perspectives

Banks' Online Services Appreciated, but Big Tech Competitors Loom

February 5, 2019

Steve Deggendorf

by Steve Deggendorf
Director, Market Insights Research

While only a minority of Americans say they are "very likely" to recommend their bank, they tend to stay with them out of convenience and trust, according to respondents who participated in Fannie Mae’s third quarter 2018 National Housing Survey® (NHS).

The survey also found that tech companies, which are increasingly offering financial services to consumers, do not inspire much trust.

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Fannie Mae Speaker Series Tackles a Forgotten History

February 1, 2019

Danielle McCoy

by Danielle McCoy
Vice President and Fair Lending Officer

On Monday, Jan. 21, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his fight for civil rights and equal justice for all Americans. Dr. King's assassination provided an impetus for Congress to adopt the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, spoke at the inaugural Fannie Mae in:house speaker series. Rothstein discussed the importance of not only enforcing the Fair Housing Act, but also challenging practices that may limit the effectiveness of the Act.

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Lenders: A Shortage of Supply Slowed 2018 Home Sales and Worsened Affordability

January 30, 2019

Mark Palim

by Mark Palim
Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist
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Delivering on our Affordable Housing Mission under Duty to Serve

January 14, 2019

Jeffery Hayward

by Jeffery Hayward
Executive Vice President, Multifamily
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Building Healthy and Stable Communities with Healthy Housing Rewards Enhanced Resident Services

January 9, 2019

Bob Simpson

by Bob Simpson
Vice President, Affordable and Green Financing
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