Fannie to Share Data on 18 Million Mortgages to Woo Risk-Takers

Fannie to Share Data on 18 Million Mortgages to Woo Risk-Takers

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator overseeing the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since they were seized by the U.S. in 2008, is seeking to reduce their role in the residential-mortgage market, where government-backed loans now account for more than 85 percent of lending.