Bank of America was far more conservative in its lending–trying to steer clear of risky loans and questionable borrowers. So now Countrywide falls under the BofA model.

Bank of America Corp. may face billions of dollars more in. for the Countrywide-bond settlement reached in June with investors including BlackRock Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and.

 · The bank intends to cut 3,000 jobs in the fourth quarter to keep in step with slow demand for refinancing and a smaller delinquent loan portfolio, the Journal said.

Since the Countrywide purchase was announced in January 2008, Bank of America’s shares are down more than 60 percent, compared with a 37 percent rise in the S&P 500 index, a broad measure of stocks.

Bank of America’s 2008 purchase of Countrywide is looking increasingly like one of the worst deals ever struck in corporate America.

Bank Of America And Countrywide: "It Was The Worst Deal In the History Of American Finance, Hands Down!" WSJ Video – Behind the Numbers on BofA and Countrywide At one time Bank of America’s megalomaniacal CEO Ken Lewis thought he was picking up Countrywide Financial for the bargain price of $2.5 billion.

Bank Of America’s billion mortgage Crisis Settlement Could Be A Total Bust. of the mortgage deals Bank of America and its subsidiaries Countrywide and Merrill Lynch made before the crisis.

Related Links. Bank of America’s $14 billion offer, however, failed to placate prosecutors, who have largely rejected the bank’s claim that it should not be penalized for the sins of Countrywide and Merrill. Prosecutors continued to demand more than $10 billion in cash as part of an overall $17 billion deal.

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Takeover. Countrywide shareholders approved the deal on June 25, 2008 and it closed July 2, 2008. Bank of America announced on June 26, 2008 that the takeover of Countrywide Financial Corp. will result in the loss of 7,500 jobs over the next two years.

In the U.S. Justice Department’s largest civil settlement ever with a single entity, Bank of America (BoA) agreed on August 21 to pay $16.65 billion to put to rest allegations by federal and.

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The Mortgage Meltdown The deal certainly resolves a big uncertainty about BofA’s potential liability for the repurchase of mortgages originated by Countrywide Financial, which it acquired in 2008.

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