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Monitor Credits Citi With $162 Million Toward Settlement Obligation

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Citigroup earned credit for $162.7 million in consumer relief toward fulfilling its $2.5 billion obligation under the terms of a July 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and five states for selling toxic residential mortgage-backed securities to investors before the financial crisis, according to a report from the settlement monitor released Thursday.

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Monitor Credits Bank of America with $1.19 Billion Toward Settlement Obligation

Green reported that most of the $1.181 billion credit Bank of America was credited with in Q1 was based on 2,938 first lien principal forgiveness loan modifications. Those modifications, which include principal forgiveness, interest rate reduction, and bringing loans current without penalty, are intended to make mortgages more affordable for struggling homeowners.

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Monitor Credits Chase With $3.3 Billion in Relief Toward Settlement Obligation

The report released Thursday includes Chase's self-reported gross consumer relief and the amount of consumer relief credit the bank claimed for the first quarter of 2015, an amount that has not yet been validated by Smith. According to Chase's internal review group, the bank provided 6,671 borrowers with an additional $2.31 million in creditable consumer relief during the first quarter of 2015.

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Judge Approves JPMorgan Chase’s $500 Million RMBS Settlement With Pension Funds

JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, acquired Bear Stearns in March 2008 at a stock-only price of $236 million, or $2 per share. In their lawsuit, the pension funds accused Bear Stearns of selling $17.6 billion worth of toxic mortgage-backed securities to them in the run-up to the crisis. The terms of the settlement were approved by Judge Laura Taylor Swain in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in Manhattan).

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