Flagstar Reaches Settlement with Fannie Mae over Mortgage Repurchase Obligations
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TROY, Mich., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) ("Flagstar" or the "Company"), the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), today announced that the Bank has entered into an agreement with Fannie Mae to resolve repurchase requests and obligations associated with loans originated between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2008, for a total resolution amount of $121.5 million. After paid claim credits and other adjustments, the Bank will pay $93.5 million to Fannie Mae.
At September 30, 2013, Flagstar's total representation and warranty reserve was $174.0 million and the amount of the reserve specific to the loans covered by the agreement was sufficient to cover the payment amount.
The agreement covers the bulk of the loans originated between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2008 and sold to Fannie Mae, regardless of whether Fannie Mae has made a repurchase demand on any particular loan to date.
"This agreement represents another significant milestone in Flagstar's resolution of legacy issues," said Alessandro (Sandro) DiNello, Flagstar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain dedicated to providing high quality products and services to our customers while further reducing risk and improving performance. We are confident that we are taking the right steps to deliver improved financial results and shareholder returns."
Flagstar is a full-service financial institution offering a range of products and services to consumers, businesses, and homeowners. With $11.8 billion in total assets at September30, 2013, Flagstar is the largest bank headquartered in Michigan. Flagstar operates 111 banking centers, all of which are located in Michigan, and 45 home lending centers located in 19 states, which primarily originate one-to-four family residential first mortgage loans. Originating loans nationwide, Flagstar is one of the leading originators of residential first mortgage loans. For more information, please visit flagstar.com.
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