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  • GE's subprime lender WMC Mortgage files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Comes weeks after GE agreed to pay $1.5 billion fine for WMC's activities
    General Electric is moving closer to putting its failed attempt to capitalize on the subprime lending boom into its rearview mirror. Earlier this month, GE agreed to pay a fine of $1.5 billion as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over the pre-crisis lending activities of the company's shuttered subprime lending unit, WMC Mortgage. And this week, WMC Mortgage filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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  • GE to pay $1.5 billion fine over WMC Mortgage subprime loans

    Reaches settlement with DOJ
    General Electric will pay a fine of $1.5 billion as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over the pre-crisis lending activities of GE’s shuttered subprime lending unit, WMC Mortgage. The lender allegedly misrepresented the quality of the “majority” of its loans, which were sold to investors as part of residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007.
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  • 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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  • Equifax names new CEO as fallout from data breach continues

    Mark Begor will take over for Paulino do Rego Barros
    Equifax has found who it believes is the right person to lead the company into its next phase as the credit reporting agency continues to deal with the fallout from its massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers. Equifax announced Wednesday that it is naming former GE executive Mark Begor as its next CEO.
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  • GE Capital mere days from 'exiting' U.S. banking system

    Sells online deposit platform to Goldman Sachs
    GE Capital, once a big player in housing finance, is now just a handful of days away from exiting the U.S. banking system after the company completed the sale of its online deposit platform to Goldman Sachs. According to GE Capital, that sale positions the company to terminate its FDIC insurance and "extinguish" its final U.S. bank charter.
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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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  • Genworth CEO resigns

    Michael Fraizer, the chief executive officer of private insurer Genworth [stock GNW][/stock], resigned. The board named Martin Klein acting chief executive officer and James Riepe nonexecutive...
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