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Major Servicers Fail Seven Settlement Compliance Tests

The former banking regulator overseeing the National Mortgage Settlement has released a summary of the latest reports he filed with a federal court in Washington, D.C. The reports detail the performance of five major servicers in meeting the terms of the agreement reached with 49 state attorneys general and federal officials. Joseph Smith says he's confirmed six fails in the first quarter of 2013 and one in the second quarter.

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National Mortgage Settlement Checks Set to Go Out

National Mortgage Settlement checks for about $1,480 will be sent starting June 10, with a completion date of June 17. According to releases from different state attorneys general offices, Rust Consulting, the settlement administrator, will mail payments associated with 962,278 loans. According to the mortgage settlement website, about $1.5 billion from the $25 billion settlement will be used to compensate eligible borrowers. In order to be considered for payment relief, borrowers had to submit a valid foreclosure claim.

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New York AG Sues HSBC, Alleging Failure to Follow Foreclosure Law

HSBC faces a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who accused the bank of failing to follow a state foreclosure law that mandates a settlement conference for past due borrowers. In a statement, Schneiderman announced he filed a lawsuit against HSBC, alleging the bank repeatedly failed to file a Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) in a timely manner. According to Schneiderman, delays in filing the RJI increase the risk that homeowners will lose their home and leads to a backlog of foreclosure cases.

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New York AG Presses for Passage of Two Foreclosure Bills

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently brought attention to two foreclosure bills meant to provide greater protection to homeowners in the state. The Certificate of Merit gives homeowners who are facing foreclosure the chance to participate in a court-supervised mediation session with their bank.

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NY AG Alleges Servicing Violations, Threatens to Sue BofA, Wells Fargo

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman revealed plans Monday to take legal action against Bank of America and Wells Fargo for allegedly violating terms under the national mortgage settlement reached in February 2012. Schneiderman's office is accusing the banks of 339 servicing violations related to the timeline for processing mortgage modifications. ""Attorney General Schneiderman has referenced 129 customer servicing problems which we take seriously and will work quickly to address,"" a BofA spokesperson stated in an email.

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Nevada AG Introduces New Homeowner Relief Program

Nevada Attorney General (AG) Catherine Cortez Masto announced a new program to help homeowners in Nevada find state and federal assistance that might be available to them. The Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program is a one-stop resource center that is accessed by calling 1-855-HLP-4-NEV (1-855-457-4638).

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