by Neil Garfield and
World Savings Bank was acquired by Wachovia Bank which in turn was acquired by Wells Fargo. We have previously reported here that we had no information regarding the actual securitization of loans had been originated by World Savings Bank. Now we have that information.
The original opinion that I had written about was that virtually all of the loans originated by world savings bank were eventually securitized either by World Savings Bank directly, or by Wachovia Bank after it acquired WSB, or by Wells Fargo bank after it acquired Wachovia Bank. I am now more sure than ever that this is correct. Despite the public assurances during the mortgage meltdown WSB was in fact acting solely as an originator and not as a lender in many transactions. Many other transactions in which they were technically the lender were actually closed in anticipation of sale into the secondary market for securitization.
If you look at the link below, you will be able to see part of the information that has been sent to me. Apparently Foreclosure Hamlet has been ahead of me on this issue since some of the screenshots show that they are from that blog site. This opens the door to a whole set of cases in which Wells Fargo is insisting that it is the current creditor when in fact the loan was securitized and sold into what appeared to be a REMIC trust. of course it still remains an issue as to whether or not the money taken from investors for the purchase of mortgage bonds ever made it into the trust; so it remains an issue as to whether or not the trust is the creditor or the investors are the creditor.
Thus it remains an issue as to whether or not any of the alleged securitization participants can claim authority to act on behalf of the "trust beneficiaries" when the actual status of the entity (the trust) was ignored by those parties. It might be that they can only claim apparent authority as opposed to legal authority since the documents that were given to the investors show a structure that is very different from what was done in the real world.
How did I know that that bottom feeder Deutsche Bank would also show up here :(