Following in Fannie Mae's footsteps, Freddie Mac is doubling its market risk delivery fee to 50 basis points, which will be added to other delivery fees currently in place starting Nov. 7.

"We are increasing the market condition delivery fee from 25 basis points to 50 basis points," Freddie says in an Aug. 8 bulletin to lenders.

Like its fellow secondary-market agency, Freddie is cushioning the delivery fee hike for borrowers with loan-to-value ratios of 85% to 95% and credit scores above 680 by reducing their existing delivery fees by 25 bps or giving them a 25-basis point credit. Freddie also notified its lenders about increases in its delivery fees for investor loans and said it will stop purchasing cash-out refinancings with LTVs above 85% starting Nov. 7.

In addition, the agency raised its delivery fees on A-minus loans from 3.25% to 4.00% for borrowers with lower credit scores. On Aug. 4, Fannie Mae said it would double its "adverse market" delivery fee to 50 bps effective Oct. 1.

Freddie Mac can be found on the Web at http://www.freddiemac.com./

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