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LENDING & CREDIT | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Bad mortgages reach a whopping $69b since 2007

Blame it on JP Morgan’s recent disclosure of its $1.3b new expenses related to faulty mortgages and foreclosures.

Bloomberg noted that JPMorgan set aside $314 million for buying back defective loans and incurred $1 billion in litigation costs caused mostly by mortgages, according to its Oct. 13 report.

In the report, Paul Miller, the FBR Capital Markets & Co. analyst said that the total may top $120 billion because mortgage buyers such as Fannie Mae are becoming more aggressive, and claims are spreading to loans written after banks said they reformed their practices.

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