On the heels of its rival Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae also recently released additional disclosure data for its pools. Having the new data available from both GSEs makes a comparison of credit-related characteristics between the agencies possible for the first time, analysts said.

The new data items revealed were original LTV, FICO score, loan purpose, occupancy type, property type and seller/servicer. Although there were differences for some cohorts, analysts said that Fannie and Freddie disclosure variables are, for the most part, alike.

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