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Here's a detailed breakdown of Ocwen's new restrictions by state

A deeper dive reveals what Ocwen can and can’t do going forward
The servicing issues at Ocwen Financial are allegedly so widespread that some states are placing stricter restrictions on the nonbank, beyond freezing the company’s ability to acquire new mortgage servicing rights and originate new mortgage loans. In fact, in one state, Ocwen has basically been put of out business entirely.
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Ocwen answers state regulators' charges of widespread servicing errors

"Ocwen will not sign unfair and unjust consent orders"
On Thursday, a group of state regulators, led by North Carolina, accused Ocwen Financial of having widespread errors on consumers’ escrow accounts and said that the company’s financial situation is tenuous, at best. Early Friday morning, Ocwen released a lengthy statement in response the state banking regulators allegations, and as one might expect, Ocwen said that it disagrees with the state regulators’ charges and plans to fight back.
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Florida also alleges widespread servicing failures at Ocwen

Attorney General Pam Bondi files lawsuit against nonbank
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the members of the Multi-State Mortgage Committee were not the only ones to take action against Ocwen Financial on Thursday for the nonbank’s mortgage servicing practices. The state of Florida also sued Ocwen, along with the company’s subsidiaries Ocwen Loan Servicing and Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, for “mortgage servicing misconduct.”
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Ocwen accuses CFPB of playing politics with lawsuit, vows to defend itself

Claims suit is "politically motivated attempt by the CFPB to grab headlines"
Ocwen Financial took the gloves off in responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s allegations that the nonbank “failed borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process,” arguing that the CFPB’s lawsuit is politically motivated and vowing to defend itself against claims that are “inaccurate” and “unfounded.”
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CFPB sues Ocwen, alleges total failure of mortgage servicing process

Claims "widespread errors, shortcuts, runarounds cost borrowers money, homes"
April 20, 2017 is turning into D-Day for Ocwen Financial. Earlier, a group of state banking regulators issued a series of cease-and-desist orders prohibiting the acquisition of new mortgage servicing rights. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing the nonbank for "failing borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process."
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State banking regulators crush Ocwen's business with sweeping new restrictions

Mortgage business obliterated by state banking regulators
Citing numerous issues with consumer escrow accounts and a “deficient financial condition,” a consortium of state banking regulators just put Ocwen Financial’s mortgage business on life support. A bombshell announcement from the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks claims that more than 20 state mortgage regulators issued cease-and-desist orders to Ocwen, which prohibits the acquisition of new mortgage servicing rights and the origination of mortgages.
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Ocwen now one giant step closer to acquiring MSRs again after new NYDFS agreement

Reaches agreement with NYDFS to remove monitor
For more than two years, Ocwen Financial has been prohibited from acquiring new mortgage servicing rights in bulk, thanks to the company’s $150 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services. Now, it appears that Ocwen could be on the brink of returning to the MSR market full force, after the nonbank announced Monday that it reached a new agreement with the NYDFS.
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Ocwen adds Robert Lipstein as independent member of board of directors

Ronald Korn stepping down
Ocwen Financial announced Monday that it is increasing the size of its board of directors from eight members to nine members – for a few months. According to a SEC filing, Ocwen’s board is adding Robert Lipstein to serve as an independent member. Lipstein will be the ninth member of Ocwen’s board, until May 22, 2017, when Ronald Korn steps down from the board.
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Ocwen SEC filing reveals details of CFPB mortgage servicing investigation

Nonbank set aside $12.5 million for potential settlement
During Ocwen’s investor call, CEO Ron Faris was asked about the company’s disclosure in its fourth-quarter earnings that it set aside $12.5 million for “potential” regulatory settlements. Faris responded by directing observers to the disclosures in the company’s upcoming 10-K filing with the SEC. Well, Ocwen filed its 10-K on Thursday, and as it turns out, that $12.5 million is for a potential settlement with the CFPB.
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Ocwen expects another loss in 2017 thanks to NYDFS, CFPB regulatory issues

CEO: We believe we have earned the right to acquire MSRs again
Despite the California Department of Business Oversight removing the state's mortgage servicing restrictions on Ocwen Financial, the nonbank is still prohibited from acquiring mortgage servicing rights in bulk, thanks to the company’s previous settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services. And those restrictions and other "regulatory challenges" will likely lead to another yearly loss for the nonbank.
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