Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are asking banks to repurchase home loans that did not meet certain requirements, per their contracts with the lenders, but many financial institutions are refusing to buy back the loans. The situation often leads to a battle between Fannie or Freddie and the mortgage lender as the banks may argue that the repayment requests are also flawed. When banks refuse to pay, however, taxpayers are ultimately forced to cover the losses. The New York Times (free registration) (6/4)
Taxpayers are on hook if banks refuse to buy back faulty loans
About the Author: Lauryn Charles
Lauryn Charles owns and manages Accountable Financial Services Group, Inc., founded in July of 2007. Lauryn has many years of experience working with small business owners in the field of accounting, banking, and financial services. An accounting graduate with an MBA in International Business from Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Charles is an expert tax preparer and accountant. She is an Enrolled Agent admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Charles is a member of the Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. She is on the board of directors of multiple non-profit organizations, she is the co-founder of Pompano’s Young Professionals, and serves many other charitable organizations in the area.