Wells Fargo Settles FHFA’s RMBS Claims

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On November 6, Wells Fargo & Co. disclosed in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it settled claims by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (acting as conservator to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) against it for approximately $335 million. Wells Fargo noted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had opted out of a class settlement approved in 2011 in a suit alleging misstatements in the offering documents for the RMBS securitizations. 10Q Excerpt.