The settlement, as it stands, is worth $26 billion but there is the possibility the settlement could spread to $30 billion if some other servicers sign on for the plan. As of right now it seems that $17 billion will go towards helping one million homeowners with their mortgages.

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A federal judge granted final approval to a landmark settlement over foreclosure processing errors, clearing the way for the nation’s five largest lenders to start aiding home owners. Judge OKs $26B Foreclosure Settlement | Realtor Magazine

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – After more than a year of negotiations, state and federal government officials on Thursday announced a record housing settlement of more than $26 billion with five of.

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 · Government officials are set today to announce a record $26 billion settlement with the five biggest banks related to foreclosure abuses including "robo-signing" of documents. The Department of Justice will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. to announce an agreement in principal. At least 42 states have agreed to sign onto the agreement.

A federal judge approved the $26 billion settlement deal reached between the nation's five largest mortgage lenders and the. robo-signing scandal, in which bank employees signed hundreds of documents a day. organizations to help individuals facing foreclosure or experiencing servicer abuses.

Federal and state officials on Thursday announced a landmark $26-billion agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers to settle investigations involving foreclosure abuses and try.

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You might be wondering what the $26 billion foreclosure settlement with the big. This became known as the “robo-signing” scandal.. If you have had a mortgage or currently have your mortgage through the five banks. The servicers are required to work off up to $17 billion in principal reduction and.

The $26 Billion Foreclosure Settlement: What you need to Know. $5 Billion in direct cash penalties ($1.5 Billion to homeowners directly affected by the fraudulent activity). $17 – $20 Billion will be applied to loan principal reductions. 750,000 homeowners will receive a $1,500 – $2,000 check for foreclosure that took place between January 2008.

Yesterday, administration officials stood alongside state attorneys general to announce a $25 billion mortgage settlement. servicers – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and.