WASHINGTON — Bank regulators, law enforcement and various other federal and state officials continue to negotiate the proper punishment for more than a dozen large servicers that have mistreated mortgage borrowers.

While some reports claim an agreement is imminent — along with an enormous $20 billion fine — the truth is nothing is yet set in stone, and the situation is changing daily. We offer the following frequently asked questions to help sort fact from hyperbole.

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