December 23, 2016 / 6:39 AM / in 10 months

Credit Suisse agrees $5.3 bln U.S. deal on mortgages

ZURICH, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse had agreed in principle to pay U.S. authorities $2.48 billion to settle claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the Swiss bank said on Friday.

Credit Suisse will also provide $2.8 billion in consumer relief over five years from the settlement, it said in a statement, adding the deal was subject to negotiation of final documentation and approval by its board of directors.

“Credit Suisse will take a pre-tax charge of approximately $2 billion in addition to its existing reserves against these matters. This will be taken in our 4Q 2016 financial results,” it added. (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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