Fannie Mae Reminds Market Participants of New Issues Bulletin Board file retirement

March 14, 2013

In July 2011, Fannie Mae announced the retirement of the New Issues Bulletin Board (NIBB) file. This file was retired because it contained a subset of information to which market participants had access via Fannie Mae’s New Issue Pool Statistics (NIPS) file.  The NIPS file is found on Fannie Mae’s PoolTalk® application and contains issuance data for single-family and multifamily pools closed on a specific date.

With today’s announcement, Fannie Mae is notifying market participants that the NIBB file will be turned off on Monday, May 13, 2013. Market participants should refer to the NIPS file, which is published by 7:30 a.m. eastern time each morning for new issue pool information going forward.

As a reminder, the NIBB file contains the data elements listed below. The NIPS file layout contains the data elements available on that report, as well as additional data elements, and may be referenced on PoolTalk®.

  • Pool number
  • CUSIP number
  • Issue date (mmddyy)
  • Pass-through rate
  • Current WAC
  • Current WAM
  • Maturity date (mmddyy)
  • Issue Unpaid Principal Balance (UPB)
  • Current percent SMP
  • MBS Margin
  • Sub Type
  • 1st Rate Change Date
  • 1st Payment Change Date
  • Next Rate Change Date
  • % of UPB versus Pool UPB
  • MBS Margin High/Low
  • Weighted-average MBS Margin
  • Weighted-average Net Coupon Net Life Cap High/Low
  • Net Life Floor High/Low

For questions related to this announcement, investors may contact the Fannie Mae Fixed-Income Investor Helpline at 1-800-237-8627 or via email.

Originally pubished: 3/14/13