BofA (BAC), Freddie Mac (FMCC) Enter RMBS Servicing Settlement

December 2, 2013 7:31 AM EST
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) announced an agreement with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (OTCBB: FMCC) to resolve all remaining representations and warranties claims for residential mortgage loans sold to Freddie Mac through the end of 2009.

Under terms of the agreement, Bank of America will pay Freddie Mac a total of $404 million (less credits of $13 million) to resolve all outstanding and potential mortgage repurchase and make-whole claims related to loans sold to Freddie Mac from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, and to compensate Freddie Mac for certain past losses and potential future losses relating to denials, rescissions and cancellations of mortgage insurance. The payments are fully covered by existing reserves as of September 30, 2013.

Previously, Bank of America announced an agreement with Freddie Mac to resolve all outstanding and potential representations and warranties claims related to whole loans sold by legacy Countrywide to Freddie Mac through 2008, and a pair of agreements with Fannie Mae that, taken together, resolved all outstanding and potential representations and warranties claims related to whole loans sold by legacy Countrywide and legacy Bank of America to Fannie Mae through 2008.

With this settlement, Bank of America has resolved all outstanding and potential representations and warranties claims on whole loans sold by legacy Bank of America and Countrywide to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through the dates outlined above, subject to certain exceptions which Bank of America does not believe are material.

Today’s agreement does not cover loan servicing obligations, loans contained in private label securitizations or securities and disclosure claims.


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