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CFPB and FTC fine Green Tree $63 million for “mistreating borrowers”

CFPB: Green Tree harassed and threatened overdue homeowners
Ben Lane
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are taking action against Green Tree Servicing for “mistreating borrowers” who were attempting to save their homes from foreclosure. According to the CFPB and the FTC, Green Tree failed to honor modifications for loans transferred from other servicers, demanded payments before providing loss mitigation options, delayed decisions on short sales, and harassed and threatened overdue borrowers. Here is Green Tree's response.
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Green Tree earns top marks in Fannie Mae mortgage servicer ratings

Awarded a superior five STAR designation
Ben Lane
Green Tree Servicing announced Friday that it received a superior five STAR designation as part of Fannie Mae’s Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards program for 2014. Green Tree also said that 2014 is the third consecutive year the company has earned the top performer distinction within its STAR peer group.
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Ocwen to sell $9.6 billion mortgage servicing rights portfolio to Green Tree

Ocwen agency MSR exodus continues
Ben Lane
Ocwen Financial’s exodus from agency servicing just took another giant step forward. The company announced Wednesday morning that it intends to sell a $9.6 billion mortgage servicing rights portfolio to Green Tree Servicing, a subsidiary of Walter Investment Management.
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FBR downgrades Nationstar, Walter Investment

Move comes after both posted losses last week
Trey Garrison
Nonbanks have been in the barrel in the last week, and now it's Walter Investment and Nationstar's turn. Here's what's happening.
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Will Walter Investment go the way of Ocwen?

Company reveals new investigations into servicing practices
Ben Lane
On page 44 of the Walter Investment's earnings filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company disclosed that during the second quarter, it met with a working group representing the attorneys general and regulators of several states as well as representatives of the Office of the United States Trustee to “discuss the business practices of Green Tree Servicing.” Several of those states have since launched investigations.
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Compass Point: Refi burnout hurting Walter Investment

Reiterates “sell” rating and lowers target price by 20
Ben Lane
Citing increasing operating costs and declining profit margins, Compass Point Trading & Research said that Walter Investment is headed towards a poor 2014 and an even worse 2015.
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Ocwen's regulatory burdens send up red flags and drive down stock price

Analysts lower price target, Citi drops buy recommendation
Trey Garrison
Heightened regulatory burdens and compliance costs continue to drag on Ocwen Financial a day after its second quarter earnings are announced.
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Here’s what Walter Investment tells investors about the rest of 2014

Execs share company’s future plans
Ben Lane
Panelists at a KBW mortgage finance confernce said that Walter Capital, an externally managed real estate investment trust the company plans to launch in the 2nd quarter, could purchase MSRs and use Green Tree Servicing, which Walter also owns, as the sub-servicer.
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Nonbank stocks fall on news of Ocwen earnings miss

Regulatory costs affecting sector
Sarah Wheeler
The stocks of nonbank mortgage servicers Nationstar and Walter Investment are feeling the pain of Ocwen's earnings miss.
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Nationstar continues growth under regulator spotlight

Nonbanks doing better with MSRs than banks
The big nonbank servicers have been caught in the regulatory spotlight over concerns they don’t have the capacity to properly and fairly service the mortgages they handle. Turns out, the nonbanks are doing a much, much better job than the banks.
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