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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 06:33 AM

RBS to pay New York $500m for deceptions ahead of 2008 crash

Source: The Guardian

RBS to pay New York $500m for deceptions ahead of 2008 crash

State attorney general says of agreement: ‘While the financial crisis may be behind us, New Yorkers are still feeling the effects’

Dominic Rushe in New York
Tue 6 Mar 2018 23.15 GMT

Royal Bank of Scotland on Tuesday agreed to pay $500m to settle charges of using deceptive practices while marketing and selling mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.

Announcing the agreement, the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said: “While the financial crisis may be behind us, New Yorkers are still feeling the effects of the housing crash. Home values plummeted. Vacant homes consumed neighborhoods. And for many New Yorkers, affordable housing fell out of reach.

“Today’s settlement is another important step in our comprehensive effort to help New Yorkers rebuild their lives and communities.”

The news comes as the bank is expected to shortly reach a separate agreement with the US Department of Justice, which is expected to run into billions of dollars.

The New York agreement includes $100m in cash to the state and $400m in consumer relief for New York homeowners and communities.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/06/new-york-royal-bank-scotland-settlement-2008-financial-crash

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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:43 AM

1. Chump change

But, better than nothing.

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