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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 74 312 15,378
MORTGAGES 125 389 20,168
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 109 3,995
BUILDING PERMITS 431 872 36,714
BANKRUPTCIES 54 232 14,575
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 64 5,193
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 312 22,129
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 83 4,746

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