Big bank to lay off hundreds of its mortgage staff

by MPA04 Feb 2015

Bank of America has announced it is planning to lay off more than 200 employees from its legacy mortgage servicing operations in its Norfolk, Virginia, office. The division of the bank handles troubled mortgages.

The bank filed a notice with state and local officials alerting them to the planned staff reduction in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Layoffs are expected to take place March 29, according to the Associated Press.

In 2012, the division included 42,000 full-time workers across the company as the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank dealt with more than a million past-due mortgages. Since then, Bank of America has cut a third of those jobs.

In November, Bank of America, along with Citigroup, announced they would put about $1 billion each of nonperforming and re-performing mortgages on the market. The move was in an effort to meet demand and avoid the costs of holding troubled debt.

 

COMMENTS

  • by Glen Weinberg | 2/4/2015 12:41:22 PM

    With all the new Alt A / subprime products coming back into the market, all these folks will be gainfully employed in 5 years when history repeats itself again

  • by desert Fox | 2/4/2015 1:31:30 PM

    Only America ! Recycle it sell it ! Survival of the fittest

  • by | 2/4/2015 4:34:01 PM

    Oh wonderful. My last few short sales with BofA and Wells Fargo reminded me of the 2008-09 nightmares. They are understaffed already this year.

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