New Tales of Mortgage Misconduct Put Bank of America's Recovery in Jeopardy

Just when you thought that Bank of America had some of its mortgage-related troubles handled, a new set of allegations pop up. With the latest round coming straight from primary sources, the bank may have a harder time fighting off the stigma that will inevitably latch on to its reputation.

While other mortgage lenders, including Wells Fargo which was named in a suit along with B of A from the New York Attorney General's office, have some lingering issues of their own, Bank of America may be the biggest loser of the group. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the new allegations and why B of A's chances of a strong recovery could be in jeopardy.

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