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Ginnie Mae
Category - Government Agencies - Federal Bodies

Ginnie Mae guarantees investors the timely payment of principal and interest on MBS (Mortgage Backed Securities) backed by federally insured or guaranteed loans - mainly loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Other guarantors or issuers of loans eligible as collateral for Ginnie Mae MBS include the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service (RHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH).

Ginnie Mae securities are the only MBS to carry the full faith and credit guaranty of the United States government, which means that even in difficult times an investment in Ginnie Mae MBS is one of the safest an investor can make.

Ginnie Mae helps make affordable housing a reality for millions of low and moderate-income households across America by channeling global capital into the nation's housing markets. The Ginnie Mae guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a better price for their mortgage loans in the secondary market. The lenders can then use the proceeds to make new mortgage loans available. Ginnie Mae does not buy or sell loans or issue mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Therefore, their balance sheet doesn't use derivatives to hedge or carry long term debt.




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