Citigroup’s Letter

This is a link to the letter sent by Citigroup stating that they will support the Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009. The letter states that with three modifications, Citigroup supports the “swift passage” of the legislation with those changes. The changes requested are as follows: (1) mortgage modifications limited to loans made before date of enactment, (2) TILA provision in bill would only apply to claims where debtor has right to rescission (won’t apply to most debtors anyway), and (3) debtor must contact lender to attempt to modify before bankruptcy is filed. Regarding the last item, I understand that this provision will not apply if a foreclosure is scheduled within 30 days after the filing of the bankruptcy.