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Foreclosure Review

Ben Hallman

How Bank Watchdogs Killed Our Last Chance At Justice For Foreclosure Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

The results are in. The award for the sorriest chapter of the great American foreclosure crisis goes to the Independent Foreclosure Review, a billion-...

Ben Hallman

Foreclosure Settlement Still Failing 700,000 Families One Year Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

One year after federal bank regulators pledged that a nearly $10 billion legal settlement would quickly deliver cash to foreclosure abuse victims, hun...

Ben Hallman

Foreclosure Settlement Checks Bounce In Latest Setback For Troubled Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

The foreclosure abuse settlement that was intended to speed relief to homeowners is ending as it began: with controversy and complaints that the progr...

Ben Hallman

Warren, Brown Rake Foreclosure Officials Over The Coals

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Two prominent Democratic senators levied a withering attack on federal bank regulators on Thursday, accusing them at a Senate hearing of putting the i...

Shahien Nasiripour

Foreclosure Review Finds Potentially Widespread Errors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- Nearly a third of all foreclosed borrowers who faced proceedings brought by the biggest U.S. mortgage companies during the height of the hou...

Ben Hallman

Top Dem Urges Congress To Investigate Foreclosure Abuse Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee called Tuesday for Congress to "immediately" hold a hearing to investigate a controversial ...

Ben Hallman

Warren Demands Transparency On Failed Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Three influential lawmakers on Thursday called for bank regulators to disclose more details of the $8.5 billion foreclosure abuse settlement reached e...

Ben Hallman

Inside The Twisted, Doomed-From-The-Start World Of 'Independent' Foreclosure Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Last January, dozens of independent contractors showed up for their first day of work at a large, single-story Bank of America building in Tampa to ri...

Eleazar David Melendez

New Foreclosure Settlement Replaces Henhouse Fox With Wolf, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

For more than a year, housing advocates and their allies worried that a review of foreclosed loans managed by banking regulators was vulnerable to mor...

Ben Hallman

Independent Foreclosure Review Process Ditched Ahead Of 'Critical' Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The surprising decision by regulators to scrap a massive and expensive foreclosure review program in favor of a $10 billion settlement with 14 banks -...

Ben Hallman

'I Don't Trust A Word They Say'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Bob Hale nearly lost his Concord, Mass., home to foreclosure in 2010 as a result of what he claims were bank errors. That would make him a prime ca...