Nomura, RBS agree to pay $839M over mortgage bonds

Nomura Holdings (NMR) and The Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) have agreed to a settlement in federal court to pay $839 million over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Both banks were found guilty in May by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan after a non-jury trial and were directed to pay $806 million including $26.6 million toFannie Mae and $779.4 million to Freddie Mac.

“The offering documents did not correctly describe the mortgage loans,” the judge said in his lengthy, 361-page decision. “The magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous.”

Nomura and RBS denied the FHFA’s allegations at the time of the verdict.

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