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Volume 2014 - Number 17

May 2, 2014

DOJ in New Settlement Talks with BofA, Citigroup; FHFA Announces Settlements with Barclays, First Horizon

Several big banks are in various phases of negotiation with the federal government to resolve alleged violations of federal and state securities laws in connection with legacy non-agency MBS. Bank of America is in new settlement talks with the Department of Justice over residential MBS backed mostly by faulty loans stemming from BofA’s acquisition of Countrywide Financial Corp. and Merrill Lynch & Co., which securitized the loans and sold the bonds to investors. The tentative talks could cost...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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