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Fitch: Rise of nonbank servicers threatens private-label RMBS

Top five nonbank servicers now handle 64% of all private-label securities
Ben Lane
The rise of nonbanks presents heightened risks to investors, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. “In contrast to large commercial bank servicers, most nonbank servicers, including most of the current top five, have a weaker financial profile and are currently rated non-investment grade or are not publicly rated by Fitch.”
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assure360 acquired by ARMA Acquisition

Company plans expansion of service offerings
Ben Lane
The company will now also offer mortgage insurance claims processing, legal and mortgage business process outsourcing services, and technology and document management for litigation law firms.
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$835 million in bulk MSRs coming to market

Market continues to be considerably unfrozen
Ben Lane
"It’s an exceptionally clean GNMA portfolio, with a very low coupon and low delinquencies," said Robert Wellerstein, managing director at MountainView Servicing Group. "Given the high-quality product, portfolio size and experienced seller, we expect this package to garner a lot of interest among MSR buyers."
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Carrington to expand operations in Indiana

Company will invest $3.17 million and add 360 new jobs
Ben Lane
"As a reputable mortgage company, Carrington Mortgage knows the importance of making sound investments," said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. "We are excited that Carrington Mortgage recognizes our talented workforce and commitment to keeping taxes low and has chosen Indiana as a fixture in its long-term business plan."
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$4 billion more in bulk MSRs available for purchase

Brings total MSR offerings to more than $18 billion since April
Ben Lane
A $4 billion bulk MSR portfolio backed by Fannie Mae is currently out for bid, according to Interactive Mortgage Advisors, which is acting as the exclusive broker for the offering.
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Rushmore Loan Management Services to open branch in Puerto Rico

Expands loan servicing operations with office in San Juan
Ben Lane
The company plans to hire approximately 50-60 new employees to staff the San Juan office. According to Rushmore CEO Terry Smith, Rushmore will immediately begin servicing approximately 4,000 residential loans and REO when the branch office opens in November.
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CFPB expresses “heightened” concern over MSR transfers

New bulletin reminds servicers of responsibilities to borrowers
Ben Lane
In the new bulletin, the CFPB said that it is reminding servicers of their responsibilities to borrowers, “in light of potential risks to consumers that may arise in connection with transfers of residential mortgage servicing rights.”
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Who said the MSR market was frozen?

Another billion-dollar bulk portfolio available for sale
Ben Lane
Ocwen Executive Chairman William Erbey called the mortgage servicing rights market frozen in April. While that may be true from his perspective, recent activity shows a fair amount of activity elsewhere in the space.
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Walker & Dunlop post declining revenue of $85.3M for 2Q

Overall slowdown in mortgage originations pull back sales, profits
Trey Garrison
Walker & Dunlop posted total revenues for the second quarter 2014 of $85.3 million, a 6% decrease from $90.7 million for the second quarter 2013.
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Weak mortgage production drags PHH down again

Company posts loss of $59 million despite fleet business sale
Ben Lane
On the positive side, the $27 million loss from the mortgage production segment was an improvement from the $60 million loss suffered by the segment in the first quarter of 2014. By contrast, though, the segment pulled in a profit of $44 million in the second quarter of 2013.
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