Citigroup to Pay Fannie Mae $968 Million and BofA to pay $10.35 Billion as a result of faulty mortgages.

The answer is “yes”

Citigroup said on July 1, 2013 that it had agreed to pay the mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae $968 million to resolve any claims on 3.7 million mortgage loans that might sour.  In January, Bank of America agreed to pay Fannie Mae about $3.6 billion to compensate for faulty mortgages and $6.75 billion to buy back mortgages that could have resulted in future losses for the government.  The bank also agreed to sell to other firms the right to collect payments on $306 billion worth of home loans.

Citigroup said the settlement would apply to troubled loans as well as any potential future claims on loans that originated between 2000 and 2012 that were purchased by Fannie Mae, which was bailed out by the government during the financial crisis.

Citigroup, like many other banks, sold off millions in mortgages to the government, which repackaged them into mortgage-backed securities. Many times, borrowers defaulted — sometimes within months of taking out a mortgage — causing huge losses for the taxpayer-supported Fannie Mae.

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MUSINGS BY DIANE: “Mortgage companies, payday lenders, auto lenders and banks have decided that we are all deep pockets.  They seem to hatch schemes to take the hard earned money from anyone they can.  Those who are suspicious of the large institutions behavior are seen by those around them as “paranoid”.  Remember if someone is out to get you (or your money) you are not paranoid.  Never trust those who have financial incentive to mislead you.  Do your homework first.  Check them out on the Internet (great and powerful tool for everyone – con artists too).

You worked hard for your money, make it work for you, not for others.”

350 words|1.8 min read|Categories: Consumer Issues, Loan Modification, scams, Trustee Sales|By |Published On: August 28th, 2013|Last Updated: May 29th, 2022|

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