A $106 Billion Tab For Mortgage Buybacks

U.S. banks might be facing $54 billion to $106 billion in costs as an increased number of investors demand that issuers of mortgage backed securities (MBS) repurchase faulty loans, according to a November 29, 2010 Bloomberg report. Paul Miller with FBR Capital Markets had projected losses of $44 billion to $91 billion in September. He said the new numbers reflected recent disclosures about possible losses, which likely involves the recent news about the Coutrywide mortgage mess revealed in deposition testimony involving a New Jersey foreclosure.

The major players involved in this include JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, who will likely account for 40% of the industry losses.

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