California may not participate in Ag Settlement making refinancing in California a continued difficulty.

While the attorneys general working toward a settlement with the nation’s largest servicers may be able to strike a settlement without California, it may cost them.

A deal that seemed likely imminent as of the end of October would have required $25 billion from the banks – $5 billion in cash penalties and $20 billion in refinancings and modifications, including principal reductions.

The $25 billion settlement could be reduced to $18.5 billion, according to unnamed sources referenced in a Wall Street Journal article.

Many thought a settlement without California would be impossible. In fact, the LA Times stated earlier this week, “Without California’s participation, of course, the banks would never assent to a deal.”



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