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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 105 291 7,063
MORTGAGES 98 358 9,638
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 61 2,051
BUILDING PERMITS 227 690 16,428
BANKRUPTCIES 60 260 6,319
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 88 2,686
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 123 380 8,848
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 135 2,132

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