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GSP Investigating M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Selene Mortgage “Force Placed” Insurance Practices

Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of borrowers who obtained a mortgage through one of the following financial institutions:  M&T Bank, Selene Mortgage, and Fifth Third Bank, and who had a hazard, flood or wind insurance policy placed on their home by the bank.  This practice is known as force placed insurance and M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Selene Mortgage borrowers may have been charged artificially inflated premiums.

Goldman Scarlato & Penny is investigating how M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Selene Mortgage handled their customers’ lapses in insurance coverage, in particular lapses in borrowers’ hazard, floor and wind insurance.  When there was a lapse in the borrower’s hazard, flood, or wind insurance, M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Selene Mortgage may have purchased coverage on behalf of the borrower at extremely high rates.  The premiums were charged back to the borrower.

While M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Selene Mortgage had the right to purchase insurance on behalf of its borrowers when they allowed for a lapse in coverage, it may not have been permitted under the terms of its agreements with its borrowers to purchase polices at inflated levels.

If you have a mortgage with M&T Bank, Fifth Third Bank or Selene Mortgage and believe that the bank purchased forced place insurance, including hazard, flood or wind insurance, for you, please contact a GSP attorney to learn more about your rights. Please contact Mark Goldman at or call (484) 342-0700 with any questions you may have.

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