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2008 Deja Vu: GMAC Confirms SEC Probe Of Subprime Loans, Will "Investigate Itself"

While not entirely surprising, the fact that GM Financial has admitted that:

  • *GM FINANCIAL: SEC PROBING SUB-PRIME LOAN SECURITIZATION

Of course, we should not worry about this... we are sure it is "contained" as GM reports it is "investigating matters internally" - just like it did with the ignition switch year ago?

Via GM's 10K,

In July 2014, we were served with a subpoena by the U.S. Department of Justice directing us to produce certain documents relating to our and our subsidiaries’ and affiliates’ origination and securitization of sub-prime automobile loans since 2007 in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in contemplation of a civil proceeding for potential violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989.

 

Among other matters, the subpoena requests information relating to the underwriting criteria used to originate these automobile loans and the representations and warranties relating to those underwriting criteria that were made in connection with the securitization of the automobile loans. We were subsequently served with additional investigative subpoenas to produce documents from state attorneys general and other governmental offices relating to our sub-prime auto finance business and securitization of sub-prime auto loans.

 

In October 2014, we received a document request from the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its investigation into certain practices in sub-prime auto loan securitization.  We are investigating these matters internally and believe that we are cooperating with all requests. Such investigations could in the future result in the imposition of damages, fines or civil or criminal claims and/or penalties. No assurance can be given that the ultimate outcome of the investigations or any resulting proceedings would not materially and adversely affect us or any of our subsidiaries and affiliates.

Nothing to see here, move along... the rebirth of the subprime lending bubble...

 

and the delinquencies are alreasy surging...