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Florida Borrowers entitled to $40 Million from SunTrust Mortgage Abuse Settlement

June 19, 2014 Posted by kingcade

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined 48 other state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and other federal agencies in reaching a $550 million nationwide settlement with SunTrust over mortgage and foreclosure abuses.

The civil charges accuse SunTrust of improper documentation of loans, lost paperwork and robo-signing. Approximately 8,421 Florida borrowers who had SunTrust loans or lost their homes from 2008-2013 to foreclosure, can apply for a portion of the $40 million designated to the state. This money could take the form of a cash payout, principal reductions or refinancing of underwater mortgages.

SunTrust has the responsibility to contact borrowers and has agreed to the following terms:

• Making foreclosure a last resort and evaluating homeowners for other loss mitigation options, first.
• Restricting foreclosure while the homeowner is being considered for a loan modification.
• New procedures and timelines for reviewing loan modification applications.
• Providing homeowners with the right to appeal denials.
• Requiring a single point of contact for borrowers seeking information about their loans.
• Maintaining adequate staff to handle calls.

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

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Top U.S. Banks Fail to Correct Foreclosure Abuse Practices

December 5, 2013 Posted by kingcade

A report this week revealed that some of the top U.S. banks, including Bank of America and Citigroup, have failed to fully comply with the government settlement to correct mortgage servicing abuses. Bank of America failed to file accurate documents in bankruptcy proceedings and Citigroup’s mortgage unit failed to notify borrowers about missing documents within 30 days of a request for a short sale.

According to the monitor, the two banks have submitted plans to fix the problems and are in the process of correcting the failures. JPMorgan Chase was also cited in the recent report. The report revealed that the bank failed in some instances in 2013 to make decisions on borrower applications to modify loans within a timetable required, and it failed a test that measures whether a pre-foreclosure notice sent to customers was accurate.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.