Last updated: October 31. 2013 3:37PM - 125 Views
Associated Press



Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) Fannie Mae filed a lawsuit Thursday against nine major banks that alleges the mortgage giant lost hundreds of millions after the banks participated in the rigging of a key global interest rate.


The banks include Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and others that set the London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR. It is the basis for trillions of dollars in contracts, including mortgages and bonds.


Fannie claims it suffered $800 million in losses from transactions based on the banks' false submissions of their borrowing costs used to calculate LIBOR.


Four of the banks sued two British, one Swiss and one Dutch have been fined a total $3.6 billion by U.S. and British regulators for manipulating LIBOR.


Fannie's smaller sibling Freddie Mac filed similar suits against 15 LIBOR-setting banks in March.


Associated Press
Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com