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HSBC to Pay $765 Million in Settlement Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Bonds

By on October 10, 2018 in Administrative Law, Banking & Finance

Housing Wire is reporting that HSBC will pay $765 million to the federal government as part of a settlement that covers the bank’s mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the housing crisis.

An announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice outlines the resolution of an investigation into the bank’s mortgage origination and securitization activities from 2005 to 2007, according to editor Ben Lane.

While previous HSBC statements on the case didn’t disclose the conduct in question, the DOJ’s announcement alleged the bank allegedly knew it was putting toxic loans into residential mortgage-backed securities and sold the bonds anyway, Lane explains.

Read the HousingWire article.

 

 

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