U.S. filing suit against BofA, Chase, Goldman Sachs, others

Federal Housing Finance Agency to sue more than a dozen banks over mortgages

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is filing lawsuits against large banks that allegedly misrepresented mortgage securities sold during the housing bubble.

The suits target more than a dozen banks, including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase. The agency is accusing the banks of neglecting to perform the due diligence required under securities law when they marketed mortgage securities to investors, and they overlooked indications that borrowers’ incomes were inflated or inaccurate. The oversight led to borrowers being unable to pay their mortgages, which devalued the securities backing the mortgages.

Ashley Post

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