Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Countrywide Financial Coughs It Up

AUSTIN (CN) -Countrywide Financial Corp. will set aside $7.4 million from a $345 million settlement for Texas customers who lost their homes to foreclosure, the Texas Attorney General's Office said.

The state said its 2008 investigation showed that Countrywide had "encouraged homeowners to accept loans they could not afford, failed to fully disclose risky loan terms to borrowers, and wrote loans for unqualified borrowers in an effort to increase market share." The company agreed to provide $345 million to Texas homeowners. The $7.4 million is part of the larger settlement and "specifically set aside to help homeowners who lost their homes in foreclosure," the state announced.

Follow @cam_langford
Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.