Home Capital repays 2B line of credit from Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway

Home Capital repays $2B line of credit from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 25, 2017 3:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG), the Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender that was on the verge of collapse earlier this year, says it has repaid a $2-billion line of credit from Berkshire Hathaway.The company was given the financial lifeline last month by Berkshire Hathaway, which is headed by Warren Buffett, as it was trying to regain investor confidence following a run on deposits from customers.When it provided the line of credit, Berkshire Hathaway also bought a $400 million stake in Home Capital.Home Capital says proceeds from asset sales helped it repay the line of credit, bringing down the amount of interest expenses it faces as it continues to strengthen its liquidity position.The lender, which provides mortgages to borrowers who don’t qualify for a loan from the big banks, faced allegations earlier this year from Ontario’s securities regulator that it misled investors in its handling of a scandal involving falsified loan applications.It has since settled that case and a separate class-action lawsuit filed by investors. read more

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