Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) is still making a recovery from the crisis it ran into recently. The company is now trying to attract more business to deal with the problem. FNMA announced that the company plans to issue single bonds to lower homeowner’s borrowing costs. Additionally, the company gained some positive rulings from the district court, regarding its lawsuit with Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NMR).
As per the details of the ruling, Nomura had not been completely honest with disclosing information and thus is to compensate Fnni Me. The compensation has not been finalized, but reports suggest that it amounts to $1.1 billion. The ruling has also marked the end of the case, which is just one in a series of lawsuits that the company is dealing with. However, it is reported that a number of firms included in the mortgaged related infractions case have decided to reach an out of court settlement.
The move has significantly added to the capital of both Fnni Me and Freddie Mac. The two agencies have also decided to take part in the single security update targeted at increasing business. The new bonds are said to be issued apart from the mortgage backed securities, already issued by the two associations. Currently, the two companies are working in cooperation to draft a structure for the single security. This is due to be completed by the end of 2015 and introduced over the years to come.
It has been estimated that the two companies would together issue nearly $5 trillion in bonds. The move is targeted to affect a number of players in the company, including investors, traders and the taxpayers as well. The FHFA stated that they expect the new securities to significantly lower borrower’s costs, since there would be only a single security taking care of the large market.
Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) closed at $2.57, after losing 3.02% on May 20. The company has 1.16 billion shares being traded in the market, with a 52-week range of $0.01-$4.80.