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BofA’s $16.65 billion toxic mortgage settlement gets green light

All legal and regulatory hurdles now clear
Ben Lane
With all of the regulatory and legal complications now ironed out, the massive $16.65 billion settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities is now finalized.
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SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement

Ends political logjam
Ben Lane
The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Reuters: DOJ collects $24.7 billion in settlements in 2014

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, BofA among biggest settlements
Levi Shultz
The U.S. Department of Justice reported a total of $24.7 billion in settlements for fraud and other cases in 2014. Approximately $11 billion came from settlements with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup, along with $16.65 from Bank of America.
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Bank of America mortgage cases go to the Supreme Court

SCOTUS to hear if bankruptcy voids underwater second mortgages
Trey Garrison
The nation’s highest court is taking on the burning issue of underwater mortgages, agreeing Monday to hear not one but two mortgage cases brought by Bank of America, which is appealing lower court decisions.
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BofA CEO: No plans to ease mortgage standards

Despite federal pressure to open the credit box
Levi Shultz
Bank of America does not plan on easing its mortgage standards or offering 3% down mortgages, despite regulators seeking to expand lending, said CEO Brian Moynihan.
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BofA keeps pushing for SEC relief in $16 billion settlement

Claims bank is being treated unfairly
Ben Lane
The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities is still on hold as the bank continues its fight for relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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BofA’s $16 billion settlement on hold due to SEC fight

SEC commissioners split on granting waivers for relief
Ben Lane
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Bank of America's $16.65 billion settlement is “being held up” by an internal fight at the SEC over whether certain additional sanctions should be waived or not.
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KBW: Here’s where mortgage earnings fell short

Future looks a little better
Brena Swanson
Now that the majority of mortgage bank earnings are in, the results are nowhere close to last year’s record levels. Here’s a chart of exactly where earnings missed the mark.
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How far can lenders push the credit box?

Watt announcement helps, but risk keeps standards tight
Sarah Wheeler
During one of the last panels at the MBA Annual Convention, a group of lenders was cautiously optimistic about the future, noting that while progress has been made, more clarifications are needed for a significant increase in non-QM lending.
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MBA Hall of Honor gives back to military veterans

Financial services companies benefit veterans and their families
Sarah Wheeler
The MBA conference offers a variety of interesting, smart and funny (Michael Lewis!) speakers, but my favorite presentation so far has been the Hall of Honors, where the MBA recognizes companies in our industry who give assistance to military veterans and their families.
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