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RBS Agrees $275M Settlement in Consumer Financial Fraud Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Consumer and Financial Fraud lawsuit.

New York, NY: A consumer financial fraud class action lawsuit pending against Royal Bank of Scotland Group, PLC has reached preliminary settlement, with the bank agreeing to pay $275 million.

The lawsuit was brought by New Jersey Carpenters Vacation Fund et al. against the financial institution alleging it misled investors regarding mortgage-backed securities.

Specifically, the lawsuit relates to over $15 billion of the issued mortgage-backed securities which the plaintiffs claimed were sold despite not meeting underwriting guidelines. RBS said the settlement "should not be seen as indicative of how other MBS lawsuits involving the RBS Group may be resolved."

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Published on Feb-20-14


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