Category Archives: Freddie Mac

Breaking News: BofA Close to Reaching $8.5 bn Settlement with BlackRock, PIMCO (100th Post)

As part of the Subprime Shakeout’s 100th Post (woo-hoo!), I bring you an analysis of some big, breaking news: today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America was closing in on an agreement with the investor group led … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, balance sheets, banks, BlackRock, BofA, bondholder actions, contract rights, Countrywide, damages, demand letter, Freddie Mac, investors, Kathy Patrick, lawsuits, liabilities, loss estimates, PIMCO, private label MBS, putbacks, RMBS, settlements | 3 Comments

Midwinter Conference Sparks Lively Discourse, Focuses on Servicing Deficiencies

I just returned from my first Midwinter Housing Finance Conference in Park City, Utah.  Though the conference, organized by Brian Hershkowitz, has been an annual favorite of snow-loving housing professionals for decades, it tends to receive far less publicity than … Continue reading

Posted in ASF, conflicts of interest, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, incentives, investors, litigation, Midwinter Conference, Presentations, Winding Down GSES | 1 Comment

Bank of America Fires Off Response to BlackRock and PIMCO Demand Letter, Accuses Lawyer of "Ulterior Agenda"

In a response that can only be described as indignant, Bank of America fired back on November 4 at the group of investors that demanded that Countrywide/BofA repurchase loans in connection with $47 billion worth of private-label mortgage backed securities.  … Continue reading

Posted in Attorneys General, BlackRock, BofA, Countrywide, Event of Default, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, Kathy Patrick, MBS, PIMCO, procedural hurdles, rep and warranty, repurchase, servicers, specificity | Leave a comment

Full Text of BlackRock, PIMCO Letter to Bank of New York and Bank of America Available

Below, please find the full text of the letter sent by Kathy Patrick and the law firm of Gibbs & Bruns to Bank of New York and BofA/Countrywide on behalf of private label mortgage investors, including BlackRock, PIMCO, MetLife, Freddie … Continue reading

Posted in Bank of New York, BlackRock, BofA, bondholder actions, Countrywide, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, Kathy Patrick, loan modifications, MetLife, PIMCO, private label MBS, procedural hurdles | 6 Comments

New York Fed Throws Weight Behind Mortgage Buy Backs

As reported in Bloomberg, the Federal Bank of New York has announced that it is involved in “multiple efforts” to exercise its rights with respect to its holdings in faulty mortgages an other assets acquired through the bailouts of Bear … Continue reading

Posted in AIG, Bear Stearns, BlackRock, CDOs, Fannie Mae, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, freeriders, global settlement, incentives, Investor Syndicate, loan files, MBS, rep and warranty, repurchase, SEC | 1 Comment