Freddie Mac has announced that it is now in compliance with the Federal Reserve Board's revised Payments System Risk policy, ahead of the July 20 implementation deadline.In September 2004, the Fed revised its daylight credit policies for payments into the Fedwire system, effective July 20, 2006. (Fedwire handles all the interest and redemption payments on securities guaranteed by Freddie and Fannie Mae.) The revised policy requires Freddie Mac to fully fund its accounts in the system to the extent necessary to cover payments on its debt-and mortgage-related securities each day. Freddie said it began testing its new business practices in April 2006, and has implemented a strategy that aims to fully fund the company's daily payment obligations by 11 a.m. ET.

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