RBS settles US claim for $5.5bn, but there is more pain to come

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $5.5 billion to the US Federal Housing Finance Agency to settle claims about its part in the sale and underwriting of $32 billion of mortgage-backed.

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is still 73-percent owned by the British government More Britain’s bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland agreed Wednesday to pay a US regulator $5.5 billion (4.8 billion euros) over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis more than a decade ago.

The sacking of acting US attorney general sally yates could further delay. Her dismissal could further delay RBS’s efforts to reach a settlement with the Department of Justice – which Yates led -.

Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a settlement with the US Federal Housing Finance Agency over residential mortgage-backed securities claims that will see the UK bank pay $4.75bn. The bank said in a statement today it will pay $5.5bn, of which $754m will be reimbursed to it under third-party indemnification agreements.

So UK Financial Investments – the offshoot of the Treasury which manages taxpayers’ stakes in our big banks – is investigating, with RBS’s board. loss would fall on the Exchequer, on us as.

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One RBS shareholder grumbled that it was "galling" to see "the US government helping itself to $5bn, 70 per cent of which comes from the UK taxpayer". But most analysts said the price RBS.

The Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a $5.5bn settlement over claims that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reached a $5.5bn (4.2bn) settlement over claims that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities with a key US regulator.

Royal Bank of Scotland said Thursday it has agreed to pay $4.9 billion to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors who bought securities backed by risky mortgages in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. The tentative settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice marks a watershed moment for.