MORTGAGE

Freddie Mac Swings To Profit, Asks For Bailout

Freddie Mac requested $146 million from the U.S. Treasury to meet interest payment obligations on bailout funds, despite swinging to a profit, the troubled mortgage buyer reported Friday.

BofA in side deal with government on mortgage foreclosures: WSJ

Bank of America, one of five banks in $25 billion settlement with the government over foreclosure practices, has struck a side deal that will allow it to reduce penalties in return for bigger cuts to borrowers' mortgage balances, the Wall Street Journal said.

Whistleblower says BofA defrauded HAMP

Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications under a federal program in order to avoid millions of dollars in losses while benefitting from financial incentives for participating in the program, according to a complaint unsealed in federal court Wednesday.

Justice Dept. Casts Wide Net with Mortgage Subpoenas

A U.S. Justice Department inquiry into the packaging and sale of home loans by the biggest U.S. banks casts a wide net and appears to significantly overlap with other enforcement efforts, according to people who have viewed subpoenas sent to the firms.

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Wall Street

Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan May Face SEC Charges

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have been warned by the Securities and Exchange Commission that they might face inquiries tied to mortgage-backed securities offered to investors several years ago.
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Goldman Gets Wells Notice from SEC: Filing

The Securities and Exchange Commission notified Goldman Sachs Group Inc that it may file a civil case against the bank related to a $1.3 billion offering of subprime mortgage securities, Goldman said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
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