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One for the Record Books

Bank of America released its second quarter financial earnings report on Tuesday. How did they fare, and will the bank be raising its dividends anytime soon?

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Financials Take a Broad Hit

Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup reported their second quarter earnings on Friday morning. Read on to see their figures and exactly how the market reacted.

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OCC: Servicer Report Card

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released its first quarterly Mortgage Metric Report for 2017, detailing servicing data for seven major national banks. See how they fared compared to last quarter.

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Appeals Court Dismisses LA Case v. BofA, Wells

Suits claiming Bank of America and Wells Fargo engaged in discriminatory lending practices in the city of Los Angeles were dismissed this week by an appellate panel in New York. Filed by the city of LA, the suits alleged the two banks targeted minority buyers with more expensive and riskier loans than white borrowers. The appellate panel ultimately sided with the original district court rulings, which stated the city failed to establish a strong enough link between the bank’s policies and any racial disparity in local homeownership.

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BofA Capital Buffer Lags Behind

At the close of Q1, Bank of America had fallen behind its peers—at least in terms of its capital buffer. The bank came in last among major financial institutions, with just a 1 percent buffer for the quarter. Goldman Sachs took the top spot.

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BofA Fulfills Settlement Ahead of Schedule

The implementation of the settlement was successful in directing most of the consumer relief to those who needed it the most. The majority of consumer relief came in the form of mortgage loan modifications, 53 percent of which were in areas identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of Distressed Census Tracts, or Hardest Hit Areas. The settlement agreement also provided for resources to be directed to local organizations and legal assistance programs to help stabilize neighborhoods and provide foreclosure-prevention assistance and other housing-counseling activities.

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A Mixed Bag of Profitability and Mortgage Income

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, and Wells Fargo posted solid revenues to end 2016, though net income was down for two of them, according to the banks' latest earnings reports. How did mortgage income fare at these institutions?

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Bank of America Nearly Fulfills Settlement Obligation

Bank of America has until August 2018 to pay off its consumer relief obligation under its August 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and six states. But it appears that the bank will pay off that obligation two years before the deadline.

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