Bank of America To Pay Freddie Mac Over Mortgage Dispute

BofA says its reserves can cover the $404 million payment


(Reuters)—Bank of America said it settled all claims with Freddie Mac arising from residential mortgages sold to the government-backed housing agency through the end of 2009.

BofA will pay $404 million to settle claims related to loans sold to Freddie Mac from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, and to compensate for certain past losses and potential future losses relating to denials, rescissions and cancellations of mortgage insurance.