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Chase announced today that it is making more insurance money available immediately, using technology to help homeowners track their insurance claims, and guaranteeing prompt inspections.
"We are continuously looking for additional ways to help customers rebuild their homes quickly,” said Kevin Watters, Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking. “These new actions will release a total of $235 million to help our customers get back on their feet.”
More insurance money upfront
Chase now will make immediately available 75 percent of a customer’s insurance funds, or $40,000, whichever is greater. This applies to all affected homeowners who were current on their mortgage when Sandy hit and will release an additional $20 million, bringing the total funds released by Chase to $235 million, or 84 percent of all insurance funds received.
Also, Chase can now provide the expanded upfront money available to all mortgage customers as a result of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s decision to accept these higher thresholds on loans they own.
A website to track progress
Chase launched a new website to help customers keep track of their claims. Specifically, the website allows customers to:
Chase knows that homeowners need quick service, so it has set three 48-hour deadlines:
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and 4 million small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.