Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion to strike a settlement with state and federal authorities over the Wall Street firm's creation of mortgage-backed bonds before the financial crisis.

"We are pleased to have finalized these settlements involving legacy residential mortgage-backed securities matters," a spokesman for the firm, Mark Lake, said in a statement.


As part of the settlement, Morgan Stanley will pay:

  • $150 million in cash to New York State.
  • $400 million in consumer relief.
  • $22.5 million to the State of Illinois.

Previously, Morgan Stanley agreed to pay:

  • $1.25 billion to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
  • $275 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle investigations involving similar issues.
  • In total, Morgan Stanley has paid about $5 billion to members of the residential mortgage-backed securities working group.