Holders of residential mortgage- backed securities are planning to communicate with trustees and master servicers about Ocwen Financial Corp.’s practices, according to the Association of Mortgage Investors.
The lawyer who helped craft a proposed $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America Corp. over soured mortgages urged some of her biggest bondholder clients to oppose a more aggressive stance set forth by a rival attorney.
Bank of America Corp. , responding to the attorney for a bondholder group that’s pushing the bank to repurchase soured home loans, demanded proof the lawyer is authorized to mount an attack on behalf of investors including units of BlackRock Inc. and MetLife Inc.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York joined with the biggest bond investors in the U.S. in seeking to force Bank of America Corp. to buy back bad home loans packaged into securities as the battle over who will bear mortgage losses intensifies.
Pacific Investment Management Co., BlackRock Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are seeking to force Bank of America Corp. to repurchase soured mortgages packaged into $47 billion of bonds by its Countrywide Financial Corp. unit, people familiar with the matter said.
U.S. subprime-mortgage securities are overpriced as investors misjudge a court ruling last month that will limit bondholders’ ability to force banks to buy back soured loans, according to hedge-fund manager Deepak Narula.