Items Tagged with 'WMC Mortgage Corporation'


  • GE claims it reached $1.5 billion settlement with DOJ over WMC subprime loans

    No official word from DOJ yet
    It appears that General Electric may finally be close to putting its shuttered subprime lending unit completely in its past. It’ll just cost the company $1.5 billion to do so. GE revealed Thursday that it reached a tentative agreement with the Department of Justice that would see GE pay a fine of $1.5 billion for the lending activities of WMC Mortgage.
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  • GE books $1.5 billion for potential settlement with DOJ over WMC subprime loans

    GE sold WMC in 2007, but problems still remain
    General Electric may be facing a fine of at least $1.5 billion for the lending activities of its shuttered subprime lending unit, WMC Mortgage. GE revealed last week that it booked a reserve of $1.5 billion that may be used as a settlement with the Department of Justice over the company’s subprime lending from 2005 through 2007.
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  • GE gets subpoena over subprime mortgage operation

    DOJ investigating whether GE broke any laws from 2005 to 2007
    GE disclosed in its annual report on Friday that its lending unit, GE Capital, and defunct subprime lending unit WMC, received subpoenas in January. GE said it will cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation, which is at an early stage.
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  • GE, WMC Cut Back on Lending

    Reuters is reporting that GE unit WMC mortgage slashed origination volume by more than two-thirds during the fourth quarter of 2006, in response to quickly deteriorating conditions in the subprime market.
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  • WMC Layoffs

    GE unit WMC mortgage is laying off 20 percent of its workforce amid problems in the subprime industry, according to a report from Bloomberg.
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