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FHA makes it easier for struggling borrowers to keep their homes

Announces "streamlined" loss mitigation process for mortgage servicers
Borrowers with a high loan-to-value ratio mortgage received some welcome news on Thursday morning when the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it plans to extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program into 2017. But what about struggling borrowers whose loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration? Well, those borrowers are now about to get some relief of their own.
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Ocwen rising: S&P upgrades nonbank's servicer rankings

Stock soars after ratings agency reveals positive outlook
Last month, HousingWire pondered if there was a light at the end of the tunnel for Ocwen Financial after the nonbank posted another loss in the second quarter, with company executives stating a belief that the nonbank can return to profitability as it puts "legacy" issues behind it. Now, Ocwen is putting one of those issues in the rear view mirror, as Standard & Poor's is upgrading the nonbank’s servicer rankings.
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Whither Mr. Cooper? When is Nationstar's rebranding actually going to happen?

Company noticeably silent on rebranding efforts in earnings materials
Earlier this year, Nationstar Mortgage confirmed that the company would be launching a massive rebranding effort, combining its originations and servicing business under the name Mr. Cooper, with a plan to begin using the new name in the summer of 2016. Well, as the calendar ticks towards fall with little movement on the Mr. Cooper front, at least officially, it begs the questions: Is Nationstar actually going to rebrand to Mr. Cooper or not? And if so, when?
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SEC filing details Ocwen's efforts to rid itself of California mortgage servicing restrictions

With monitor costs mounting, Ocwen moves to settle
Ocwen Financial revealed Wednesday that it is attempting to rid itself of the business restrictions placed upon it by the California Department of Business Oversight, but a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission details just how those negotiations are going and why Ocwen is trying to buy its way out of the settlement.
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Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for Ocwen?

Company takes loss in 2nd quarter as it tries to move past "legacy" issues
True to its own predictions from earlier in the year, Ocwen Financial posted another loss in the second quarter, putting it on track to post a loss in 2016. But is there finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the nonbank?
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Fitch: Mortgage servicers are in for a rough year

Low interest rate environment, rising refinances lead to shrinking portfolios
Many of the largest bank and nonbank mortgage servicers saw their portfolios decline in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. And with mortgage interest rates remaining near historic lows ever since the Brexit, things aren't likely to get much better for mortgage servicers this year.
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Nationstar launches MrCooper.com...or maybe not?

Company's new website disappears just as quickly as it appeared
It appears that the transformation is nearly complete. Nationstar Mortgage is now one step closer to officially becoming Mr. Cooper, as the company recently launched a flagship website for its new brand: MrCooper.com. The website provides a clearer picture of what Mr. Cooper is and what it means for Nationstar. Or at least it did...until the website disappeared after HousingWire reported on it.
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