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VOL. 127 | NO. 154 | Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Fed Fines MetLife $3.2M Over Foreclosure Abuses

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is imposing $3.2 million in penalties against MetLife Inc. for failing to prevent foreclosure abuses by its bank subsidiary.

The Fed announced the action Tuesday against the largest U.S. life insurer. MetLife Bank was among 16 major mortgage lenders and servicers cited by the Fed and other U.S. regulators in April 2011 for improperly foreclosing upon homeowners in 2009 and 2010.

The Fed said at that time it planned to impose fines in the future.

The Fed said its action Tuesday was similar to the $25 billion settlement on foreclosure practices reached in February by the federal government and 49 states with the five biggest mortgage lenders.

New York-based MetLife said Tuesday it has gotten out of the home loan business and is also exiting retail banking.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 400 5,162
MORTGAGES 129 530 7,170
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 117 1,592
BUILDING PERMITS 0 774 12,068
BANKRUPTCIES 65 309 4,834
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 142 2,125
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 65 373 6,624
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 117 1,490

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