Here is a blast from October 2008 past: This chart as to who were the underwriters of the subprime loans.
Federal Reserve Board data show that:
-More than 84 percent of the subprime mortgages in 2006 were issued by private lending institutions.
-Private firms made nearly 83 percent of the subprime loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers that year.
-Only one of the top 25 subprime lenders in 2006 was directly subject to the housing law that’s being lambasted by conservative critics.
Here is the table of underwriters:
hat tip Econbrowser
Private sector loans, not Fannie or Freddie, triggered crisis
David Goldstein and Kevin G. Hall
McClatchy Newspapers, October 12 2008