After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the countryís five largest loan servicers:
The settlement will provide as much as $25 billion in relief to distressed borrowers and direct payments to states and the federal government. Itís the largest multistate settlement since the Tobacco Settlement in 1998.
The agreement settles state and federal investigations finding that the countryís five largest loan servicers routinely signed foreclosure related documents outside the presence of a notary public and without really knowing whether the facts they contained were correct. Both of these practices violate the law. The settlement provides benefits to borrowers whose loans are owned by the settling banks as well as to many of the borrowers whose loans they service.
- About the Settlement: Learn about the settlement, who is affected and what claims may still be pursued against the banks. Find links to your state Attorney Generalís Office to find state-specific information and contacts.
- Help for Borrowers: Learn how to find out if your loan is affected by this settlement, the timeline for relief, how you will know if you are eligible. Find links to your state Attorney Generalís Office to find state-specific information and contacts.
- News: Read the national news release and find links to your state Attorney Generalís Web site for state-specific news.
Joint State-Federal Mortgage Servicing Settlement FAQ | NationalMortgageSettlement