US banking giant JP Morgan is set for a record 13 billion dollars fine to settle investigations into its mortgage-backed securities, US media reports have said. A tentative deal is believed to have been reached in talks with senior US Justice Department officials.
President Barack Obama administration and top US mortgage lenders unveiled a landmark 25 billion dollars deal Thursday to help struggling homeowners get back on their feet and to reignite the moribund housing market.
The United States mortgage market has gone and is going through rough changes. Many laws have been introduced regarding lending and borrowing and a new initiative is again triggering debate as to its effects on the mortgage market.
Banking giant Citigroup has agreed to pay 75 million US dollars to settle civil charges that it misled investors over potential losses from high-risk mortgages. It agreed the settlement with US financial watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).