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Bulletin: Bank of America Corp. Ratings Unaffected By Settlement With Fannie And Freddie Jan 11 Product Image

Bulletin: Bank of America Corp. Ratings Unaffected By Settlement With Fannie And Freddie Jan 11

  • ID: 1790772
  • January 2011
  • Region: America, United States
  • Standard & Poors

NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 3, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its ratings on Bank of America Corp. (BofA; A/Negative/A-1) are unchanged following BofA's announced settlement with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae addressing its remaining exposure to repurchase obligations for residential mortgage loans sold directly to the government-sponsored entities (GSEs). The agreement reduces the uncertainty regarding BofA's exposure to GSE mortgage representation and warranty liability. However, the recent court decision allowing MBIA, a monoline insurer, to use statistical sampling in making its case for representation and warranty claims on securitization deals it insured for BofA tempers the positive aspects of the settlement. The GSE exposure of the representation and warranty issue is, in our view, significantly...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Bank of America Corp.

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