· In the first two parts of this three-part series, we examined how a speculative mania had engulfed the housing market during the bubble years of 2004-2005 and then how it was financed by a total collapse in lending standards by the mortgage industry.
Fewer banks tighten mortgage underwriting standards "We remain concerned with mortgage underwriting standards in Australia. to-medium income earners and far fewer high-income families", he said. If mortgage applicants were required to provide tax.
In last year’s jury trial for the Countrywide case, Bank of America was found liable for fraud, as was a former Countrywide executive, Rebecca Mairone. In his order today, Rakoff said that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had paid for $2.9 billion loans from the Hustle program. Prosecutors claimed that Countrywide had made $165 million from the program.
· During that time, Countrywide closed so many subprime mortgages it remained a top-5 producer for that home loan product. The same goes for other loans, such as Alt-A. The DOJ first began seeking a civil suit against Mozilo two years ago , after the statute of limitations expired for any criminal charges that could have been filed against Countrywide’s founder.
A predatory-lending settlement that will see Countrywide modify as many as 400,000 loans, reducing payments due on mortgages it services by as much as $8.4 billion, has led a group of investors to.
Fund investors sue Countrywide over loan modifications. 02 December 2008. Countrywide Financial Corp., the home lender acquired by Bank of America Corp., was sued by Greenwich Financial Services.
Countrywide had argued that the legislation automatically voided its pledges to buy back loans from investors if those loans were modified for troubled borrowers. The ruling is a win for holders of mortgage-backed securities who sued Countrywide in December after the company, now a unit of Bank of America, agreed to modify thousands of loans in a settlement with state attorneys general.
2017 HW Vanguard: Franklin Codel Cheryl Williams of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, also formerly of MetLife Home Loans, has joined Franklin Funding Reverse Mortgages as a reverse mortgage specialist. National Council on Aging.
· Erik and Renee Sundquist have won their eight year long battle with Bank of America illegally foreclosing on their home, reaching a $6M settlement. Oppenheim Law shares more here.