Today, NY's Attorney General, Eric T Schneiderman, warned Wells Fargo to immediately recommence reviewing mortgage relief applications after the servicer / lender suspended its review process until it receives instructions from FEMA. Unfortunately for Wells Fargo, it has a settlement with 49 State Attorney Generals, that its new policy is now likely breaching.
To read the AG's press release, inclusive of his letter to Wells, click here.
While its not clear that Wells Fargo's policy was intended to hurt homeowners seeking a mortgage modification and instead was a response to the storm, it is clear that NY's Attorney General is quite serious about protecting struggling homeowners in his State and helping them to stay in their homes.
This is a good sign for homeowners seeking a modification.