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Volume 29 - Number 50

January 10, 2013

Federal Regulators Settle Robosigning Foreclosure Issues with 10 Bank Servicers for $8.5 Billion

Acknowledging problems with independent foreclosure reviews established in 2011, federal regulators this week agreed to a settlement with 10 bank servicers for $8.5 billion in borrower relief. The settlement applies to a portion of the 14 servicers under related consent orders from the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. “The OCC and the Federal Reserve accepted this agreement because it provides the greatest benefit to consumers subject to unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices during the relevant period in a more timely manner than would have occurred under the review process,” the regulators said. The agreement in principle includes...

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