Freddie Mac reports mixed financial results for the second quarter

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Freddie said the decrease was primarily driven by a provision for credit losses of approximately $300 million in Q2 due to “portfolio growth and deterioration in forecasted economic conditions.” Read more: Fed hikes interest rate again – reaction pours in. The mortgage giant’s net worth was up from $31.7 billion in Q1 to $34.1 billion in Q2. Its total mortgage portfolio stood at $3.3 trillion. Continued mortgage portfolio growth and higher guarantee fees helped keep net interest income steady at $4.8 billion. However, non-interest income tumbled by $1.1 billion, leading to an 8% year-over-year decline in net revenues ($5.4 billion).

“In the second quarter, Freddie Mac achieved solid financial results and continued to build equity to withstand potential economic stress,” said Freddie Mac CEO Michael DeVito. “We helped 617,000 families buy, refinance, or rent a home and introduced innovations which allow lenders to simplify the loan underwriting process and improve risk management. As rising mortgage rates, house price appreciation, and other economic factors challenge affordability, we are committed to working across the industry to promote equity and sustainable housing nationwide.”

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Fannie Mae also recently released its second quarter financial results. It revealed $4.7 billion net income, a $245 million gain from the first quarter. The firm’s net worth reached $56.4 billion. “Our solid second quarter results enhance our financial strength, and we remain focused on both managing risk and serving our mission to provide sustainable and affordable financing for the benefit of renters and homeowners,” said David Benson, president and interim CEO of Fannie Mae.

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  • Results are impacted by “deterioration in expected economic conditions.” Freddie Mac reports mixed financial outcomes for the second quarter. Financial statistics for the second quarter of 2022 have been released by US mortgage behemoth Freddie Mac. The government-sponsored company reported that its net income was $2.5 billion in the second quarter, down from $3.80 billion in the first quarter and a 33 percent decrease from the same period last year, among the major highlights of the results announcement.

  • The GSE reported a net income of $2.2 billion in its single-family business and $0.3 billion in its multifamily business. New business activity in Freddie Mac single-family slowed 52% year over year to $138 billion as refinances declined significantly due to higher rates. Meanwhile, multifamily new business activity was up 15% year over year to $15 billion.