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House Oversight Committee Wants Securities Settlement Documents

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The ongoing tension between the Justice Department and the House Oversight Committee saw a new development this week as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), committee chair and vocal critic of Attorney General Eric Holder, requested the department turn over all of its documents related to its recent securities settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup.

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Citigroup Announces Effect of Settlement on Q2 Earnings

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Citigroup's second-quarter profits took a major hit as the bank announced a settlement with the government to resolve securities claims. Citi released its quarterly earnings report Monday morning, posting net profit of $181 million—a decline of 96 percent compared to earnings of $4.2 billion a year ago.

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Citigroup Reports $3.9B in Quarterly Profits

Citigroup reported Monday profits of $3.9 billion in Q1, just barely edging out last year’s income of $3.8 billion. Gains were more impressive when put next to Q4’s earnings, which disappointed at $2.5 billion. The gain came despite a year-over-year drop in total revenues, which were down 1 percent to $20.1 billion as a result of declines in fixed income markets revenues and lower refinancing activity.

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Los Angeles Sues Nation’s Largest Banks

The city of Los Angeles has launched a series of lawsuits against three of the nation's largest banks alleging they persisted in discriminatory lending practices that contributed to more than 200,000 foreclosures between 2008 and 2012 that cost the city more than $1.2 billion. The lawsuits charge all three banks with redlining and reverse redlining; the banks, however, deny the allegations.

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Treasury Adds New Compliance Metrics to Making Home Affordable

The servicer assessment component of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program has been enhanced with new compliance metrics and benchmarks to measure the impact of servicer performance on the borrower's experience. Individual servicer assessments are conducted quarterly to identify areas of non-compliance and drive improvements in servicers' execution of the federal program.

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Major Servicers Fail Seven Settlement Compliance Tests

The former banking regulator overseeing the National Mortgage Settlement has released a summary of the latest reports he filed with a federal court in Washington, D.C. The reports detail the performance of five major servicers in meeting the terms of the agreement reached with 49 state attorneys general and federal officials. Joseph Smith says he's confirmed six fails in the first quarter of 2013 and one in the second quarter.

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Citi Profits Disappoint as Mortgage Activity Slides

Citigroup reported a third quarter net income of $3.2 billion Tuesday, slipping somewhat as higher interest rates took a bite out of mortgage revenues. The bank also suffered from $635 million worth of incremental mortgage charge-offs required by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's guidance on the treatment of loans where the borrower has gone through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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Freddie Mac Reaches Repurchase Settlement with Citigroup

Citigroup and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement to settle potential future repurchase claims on millions of loans sold to the GSE in the last decade. According to a release from Citi, the bank will pay Freddie Mac $395 million, all of which is covered by its existing mortgage repurchase reserves as of the end of Q2.

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