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Attorney general creates foreclosure prevention group

Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the creation of the  “Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium” to assist homeowners who are struggling as a result of the foreclosure crisis. “The consortium was created through funding from the National Mortgage Settlement that was entered into earlier this year with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers,” the General Hood’s office. Partners include Money Management International, ...

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State grabs $7.7M of foreclosure settlement

The mortgage foreclosure fiasco has turned out to be a bonanza of sorts for Mississippi state government. Mississippi’s general fund will receive a $7.7 cash infusion from the national legal settlement state Attorney General Jim Hood and 48 other attorneys general negotiated with giant mortgage servicers Bank of America, Citi, Chase, GMAC and Wells Fargo. The financial companies were forced ...

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Fewer than 5,000 Mississippi foreclosed homeowners to get financial settlements

About 4,235 Mississippi homebuyers whose homes were foreclosed on may be eligible for cash payments under a national settlement reached with five giant banks for fraudulent foreclosure practices, Attorney General Jim Hood’s office said. The national foreclosure fraud settlement provides an estimated $47.1 million in direct relief to Mississippi homeowners and addresses future mortgage loan servicing practices, Hood said soon ...

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Some states to use foreclosure settlement money to patch budgets

Seeing a chance to plug budget holes in their states, three governors are laying claim to portions of a recent $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement to be paid by five of the nation’s largest banks. Where authority for use of the money rests is not entirely clear. Some media reports say U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder and the 49 attorneys ...

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Antics of big banks give credit unions, community banks early holiday gift

Mississippi credit unions saw ‘some activity’ from ‘Bank Transfer Day’ while community bank Renasant grew accounts in state markets by 32 percent Breaking up isn’t so hard to do, after all. At least that’s what the Credit Union National Association reported a few days after the Nov. 5 national “Bank Transfer Day,” a protest staged to show dissatisfaction with the ...

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What next for banks after failed debit fee experiment?

Dead in a near blink of an eye. That’s how history will chronicle the big idea banks had for ginning up revenue through a monthly fee to customers for debit-card transactions. Perhaps you can blame awful timing. Parks in cities across the nation began filling up with protests against Wall Street and the banking system at about the same time ...

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What next for banks after failed debit fee experiment?

Dead in a near blink of an eye. That’s how history will chronicle the big idea banks had for ginning up revenue through a monthly fee to customers for debit-card transactions. Perhaps you can blame awful timing. Parks in cities across the nation began filling up with protests against Wall Street and the banking system at about the same time ...

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Bank of America joins parade of banks dropping debit fees

Hoping to head off a customer uprising, Bank of America became the latest U.S. banking giant to drop plans for charging customers monthly fees for debit card use. The Charlotte financial services company had planned to initiate a $5 fee at some point in 2012. But after Wells Fargo, Chase, SunTrust and Regions eliminated fees in the past few days ...

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Customer ‘feedback’ leads Regions, SunTrust, Wells Fargo to end debit card fees

Regions Bank and SunTrust customers in Mississippi and elsewhere can say goodbye to the monthly debit card fees the banks assessed for using the card for making purchases. The Birmingham-based Regions, which holds the largest bank market share in Mississippi, followed SunTrust, Wells Fargo and Chase Bank in pulling the plug on the fees. Regions early Monday afternoon said it ...

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