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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac hike mortgage modification interest rate for first time in 2016

Benchmark rate increased back to February 2016 level
The market mortgage interest rates aren’t the only ones on the way up, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Wednesday that they are increasing the benchmark interest rate for standard mortgage modifications to a level not seen in 10 months. The increase will be the first time that the GSEs increased the modification benchmark interest rate in 2016.
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2016 HW Vanguard Award winners

40 executives leading the mortgage industry
Amid the potential new direction from the White House, Congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.
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Walter Capital Opportunity Corp. selling $10 billion MSR portfolio to New Residential

Sale expected to generate $90 million for Walter Investment Management Corp.
Last week, after Walter Investment Management Corp. reported its third straight quartely loss, CEO Anthony Renzi said he believes the company is on the right track in an effort to return to profitability. On Wednesday, the company announced a move that will indeed generate cash for the company, enough to nearly wipe out its entire third quarterly loss.
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Ocwen facing CFPB investigation, potential fine for servicing practices

Nonbank discusses dealings with CFPB in SEC filing
It’s been nearly three years since Ocwen Financial agreed to offer $2 billion in consumer relief and pay up to $127.3 million to settle a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation into its servicing practices. But it looks like Ocwen may not be done with the CFPB yet, as the company said Thursday that the bureau is currently investigating the company’s mortgage servicing practices, which could lead to a fine and/or other disciplinary action.
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Ocwen returns to profitability for first time since Q2 2015

Sets aside additional $10 million for settlement with California
Earlier this year, when Ocwen Financial reported a net loss for the second quarter, marking its fourth straight quarter of taking a loss, the company’s executives said that despite the “legacy” issues Ocwen faced, they believed the company was on a path back to profitability. What they didn’t say is just how long it would take the nonbank to get back into the black. As it turns out, it only took one quarter.
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HUD watchdog: Servicer foreclosure delays cost FHA $2.23 billion

Report finds FHA overpaid servicers due to foreclosure, conveyance delays
A new report from a government watchdog shows that mortgage servicers’ delays in foreclosing on properties and subsequent delays in the conveyance of those properties to the Federal Housing Administration cost the FHA as much as $2.23 billion in unnecessary payouts.
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Fiserv, Corelogic partner to accelerate loan modification process

CoreLogic loan modification tool will be integrated into Fiserv servicing platform
Fiserv, a provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that it reached an agreement with CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, to integrate Corelogic’s IntelliMods loan modification tool into LoanServ, Fiserv’s loan servicing platform.
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PHH takes another hit as BofA Merrill Lynch pulls mortgage servicing portfolio

Bank of America terminates agreement without cause
It only took a little more than six months for Bank of America Merrill Lynch to decide to pull the rest of its mortgage servicing business from PHH Mortgage Corp., marking another devastating blow for the company. Effective March 31, 2017, PHH will no longer provide private label origination services on behalf of Merrill Lynch.
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This chart proves homeowners are getting better at paying their mortgage

OCC: Foreclosures down 31%
Borrowers continued to get better at paying their mortgages as they move further into the year, with more people reported to be paying their mortgage on time than last year. While the overall performance of mortgages in this report remained relatively unchanged from the previous quarter, here’s how it changed since last year.
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Compass Point: Buy Ocwen now, company is ready to grow

Financial analyst upgrades nonbank, raises price targets
Things are looking up, just a bit, for Ocwen Financial. As a result of some recent moves, Ocwen’s stock rose over the last few months, and according to a new report from Compass Point Research & Trading, the stock is going to continue to rise and the time to buy is now.
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