Items Tagged with 'Financial crisis of 2007–2009'


  • SEC abandons case against Thornburg Mortgage executives

    Execs accused of concealing company’s failing financial condition
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving up in its case against two former Thornburg Mortgage executives who stood accused of hiding the financial condition of Thornburg as the once-dominant mortgage lender stumbled towards collapse during the financial crisis.
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  • Goldman Sachs reaches $100 million in consumer relief in $5 billion settlement

    Still a long way to go to reach consumer relief requirement of $1.8 billion
    Goldman Sachs is progressing in the consumer relief obligations that are part of the $5 billion settlement reached in April over toxic mortgage bonds, the settlement’s monitor said in a new report. The report showed that Goldman Sachs passed the $100 million mark on its way to the $1.8 billion in consumer relief it's required to provide as part of the settlement.
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  • RBS sets aside $3.8 billion more for RMBS settlement with DOJ

    Getting closer to the finish line?
    It appears that despite a new administration running the ship in Washington, D.C., the federal government still plans to seek restitution for the events that led to the financial crisis, or at least that’s what one foreign bank thinks. Royal Bank of Scotland said Thursday that it is setting aside $3.8 billion to be used to settle with the government.
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  • NCUA reveals it paid $1 billion to lawyers in fight to recover credit union crisis losses

    Total settlement agreements top $4.3 billion
    In 2013, the National Credit Union Administration filed suit against some of the world’s biggest banks over the sale of nearly $2.4 billion in faulty residential mortgage-backed securities to several corporate credit unions, which subsequently failed during the financial crisis, due in part to losses from those very same mortgage bonds. The total amount recovered for the failed credit unions in those settlements is more than $4 billion, but for the first time, the NCUA revealed just how much it cost to reach those settlements.
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  • FBR: Wells Fargo's next move is critical, for the bank and for the industry

    CEO John Stumpf to face grilling on Capitol Hill
    What happens over the next few days will go a long way in determining how Wells Fargo, and the banking industry as a whole, will weather the storm currently swirling around the megabank from the “widespread unlawful” practices of more than 5,000 former employees who opened more than 2 million fake accounts in order to get sales bonuses.
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  • Goldman Sachs passes first round of compliance testing for $5 billion settlement

    First monitor report finds consumer relief efforts are "logical and appropriate"
    Goldman Sachs is meeting its consumer relief requirements as part of its $5 billion settlement reached in April over toxic mortgage bonds, a new report from the settlement’s monitor showed. The report, published Friday by Eric Green, who serves as independent monitor of the settlement, showed that Goldman Sachs passed its first round of compliance testing for the consumer relief portion of the settlement.
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  • Senator Warren calls DOJ's financial crisis response an "abysmal failure"

    Wants to know why executives got off "scot-free"
    Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 marked the eight-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers declaring bankruptcy, sending shockwaves through the economy and sending the U.S. into a recession. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., used the anniversary of the “failure of the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank” to loudly question again why individuals were not held responsible for the conduct that led to the financial crisis, and this time she did it armed with some disconcerting new information.
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  • Wells Fargo fake accounts fiasco proves big banks don't learn

    $185 million fine erases goodwill earned by industry since the crisis
    For many people, their trust in the country’s financial system was broken (perhaps irreparably so) by the financial crisis. In the aftermath, the financial services industry needed to take steps to repair that broken trust. But the $185 million fine levied against Wells Fargo for opening up two million fake accounts shows that the financial industry still hasn’t learned its damn lesson.
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