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JPMorgan Negotiates $4.5 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Trustees

In an effort to resolve claims against JPMorgan over alleged misrepresentations related to money-losing mortgage bonds, trustees agreed on Friday to accept the bank’s $4.5 billion settlement offer on behalf of the great majority of trusts that owned mortgage-backed securities issued by the bank.

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Goldman Sachs FHFA Settlement could reach $1.25 Billion

Multiple reports surfaced over the weekend that Goldman Sachs may be nearing a deal with the federal government to settle claims that it sold faulty mortgage backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to people with familiar with the negotiations. If a deal is reached it is expected to come in between $800 million and $1.25 billion. The talks were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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Morgan Stanley Settles RMBS Claims

Morgan Stanley agreed to pay back $275 million to investors whom the Securities and Exchange Commission say were mislead by a pair of mortgage bonds the company marketed during the financial crisis.

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Citigroup Announces Effect of Settlement on Q2 Earnings

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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FED: Payment Agreement on Track

The Federal Reserve Board published a report Monday defending and showing the progress of the Independent Foreclosure Review and subsequent Payment Agreement between the board and 15 large mortgage servicers. Between April 2011 and April 2012, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve issued enforcement actions against 16 mortgage loan servicers for inadequate foreclosure and mortgage loan servicing practices.

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HUD Settles Discrimination Claim

GFS Capital Holdings, formerly Greenlight Financial Services, settled a claim with HUD regarding discrimination of women on maternity leave. The company agreed to pay a total of $48,000 to individuals against which it allegedly discriminated. HUD investigated Greenlight after a family complained the company denied their refinance loan application because the wife was on maternity leave at the time.

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Suntrust Settles HAMP Investigation

In a filing with the SEC, Suntrust Banks, Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that it would pay up to $320 million to halt a criminal investigation into whether it had dealt inappropriately with homeowners who were looking to take advantage of the Home Affordable Modification Program. Several government agencies had been investigating SunTrust in connection with complaints that it misled homeowners who sought mortgage relief from SunTrust through HAMP and failed to timely process HAMP applications.

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