Mortgage Crisis Quick Facts Update

It’s late 2011 and we look back to 2007, and where we are now. Mortgages were at the epicenter of the financial crisis that began in 2007 and resulted in more than $2 trillion in writedowns and losses at the world’s largest financial institutions based on data compiled by Bloomberg. Sales of existing homes have …

How crappy U.S. mortgages hurt Ireland and Germany

JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp were hit with new lawsuits by investors claiming losses on $4.5 billion of soured mortgage debt, adding to litigation targeting the two largest U.S. banks. The plaintiff Sealink Funding Ltd said it lost money after buying nearly $2.4 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) from JPMorgan …

Bank of America slashes costs with 40000 layoffs

Bank of America Corp. is preparing to slash 40,000 or more jobs nationwide, a dramatic retrenchment that reflects the deepening woes of the country’s largest bank and the magnitude of the U.S. economic slowdown. The layoffs will come mainly from the BofA’s sprawling consumer-banking operations. Bank of America (BofA) hopes to fashion a smaller but …