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GSE Reaches Settlement with PNC

""PNC Financial Services Group's"":www.pnc.com and ""Freddie Mac"":http://www.freddiemac.com announced that they reached an agreement in principle to resolve substantially all indemnification and repurchase obligations related to loans sold to Freddie Mac between 2000 and 2008.


According to the agreement, PNC Bank will pay Freddie Mac a total of $89 million--minus a credit of $8 million--to resolve certain existing and future repurchase obligations related to approximately 900,000 loans originated and sold to Freddie Mac primarily between 2000 and 2008. The intention of the decisions is to compensate Freddie Mac for certain past losses and potential future losses relating to denials, rescissions, and cancellations of mortgage insurance.

This agreement follows the previously announced agreement in principle that PNC reached with Fannie Mae to resolve repurchase demands with respect to loans sold between 2000 and 2008.

Now that these settlement agreements are underway, PNC Bank has resolved a large portion of the bank's outstanding and potential indemnification and repurchase obligations related to loans sold to the GSEs from 2000 through 2008. The agreements still have to gain final approval from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The amount of the settlements with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had been fully accrued by PNC Bank as of September 30, 2013.

About Author: Ashley Harris

Ashley R. Harris is the Editor-in-Chief for MReport and TheMReport.com and the acting Editor-in-Chief of DS News and DSNews.com. Ashley has years of experience as a financial writer having worked at The Houston Chronicle and Newsweek. She received her B.S. in journalism from the University of Houston and her M.S. in journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism.

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