Regulators Close to Foreclosure Deal with Banks

$10 billion settlement with 14 lenders to settle charges


Banking regulators are close to signing a $10 billion deal with 14 banks to settle charges of foreclosure abuses, sources told The New York Times.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is spearheading the settlement, four separate sources told the Times. The charges settled would include cheating homeowners out of due process during foreclosure and other bank actions, such as excessive fees, that may have forced homeowners from their homes.

The deal involves the five largest lenders—Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial—that agreed to a $26 billion settlement in April with state attorneys general, the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Times reported.