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Volume 29 - Number 50

January 10, 2013

BofA’s ‘Comprehensive Resolution’ to Buyback Dispute With Fannie May Not Spur New Business

Bank of America and Fannie Mae this week announced a multibillion dollar settlement of their longstanding dispute over outstanding and potential repurchase claims from the government-sponsored enterprise dating back through much of the last decade. The “comprehensive resolution” covers current and future repurchase obligations related to loans with an outstanding balance of $297 billion, as of Nov. 30, 2012, that were originated by Countrywide Financial and Bank of America and sold to Fannie from Jan. 1, 2000, through Dec. 31, 2008. BofA will make...

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