Credit Risk Transfer
A Shared Risk Isn't So Risky
Our Multifamily Credit Risk Transfer (MCRT) program helps Fannie Mae mitigate the credit risk we hold by transferring a portion to reinsurers and investors. These transactions help increase the role of private capital in the multifamily market and enable us to fulfill our mission of providing liquidity fostering affordability. More information on our Multifamily CRT program is available on our Capital Markets page.
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Multifamily's Industry Leading Credit Risk Management Framework
We are experts at managing risk.
We mitigate the credit risk we hold by transferring a portion to reinsurers and investors.
Fannie Mae partners with private sources of capital to transfer mortgage credit risk, develop broad and liquid markets, and reduce taxpayer risk.
The Multifamily team uses an industry-leading framework to manage credit risk over the full loan lifecycle, from underwriting to maturity/disposition. Click here to view an overview of how Multifamily manages credit risk.
We set prudent underwriting standards and regularly reevaluate them to address credit tolerance relative to current market conditions.
We review credit decisions to confirm that credit risk is appropriately managed during loan underwriting, then monitor performance throughout the loan term.
Our loss mitigation teams aim to identify risks early and develop strategies to minimize potential losses.
Multifamily's credit risk transfer vehicles
Delegated Underwriting and Servicing
Learn more about DUS, our flagship program, that requires lenders to retain some of the credit risk of the loans they sell to us – ensuring a stake in each loan's performance.Learn More
Multifamily Credit Insurance Risk Transfer
Learn more about our MCIRT program, designed to complement our DUS program and transfer risk to reinsurers.Learn More
Multifamily Connecticut Avenue Securities
Learn more about our MCAS program, which leverages our existing credit risk transfer structure to reach a broader and more diverse investor base.Learn More