Government regulators say Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., the Florida mortgage lender that filed for bankruptcy last week, is holding hundreds of thousands of homeowners "hostage" by refusing to hand over their loan information.

Taylor Bean "is holding hostage hundreds of thousands of homeowners, and each day of delay is causing mounting and growing harm to individual homeowners" who are unable to get information related to their mortgage loans, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday in a bankruptcy court filing.

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