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Nationstar President Harold Lewis stepping down

Led company's servicing operations
Ben Lane
The leader of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings’ servicing operations is stepping down. Nationstar’s president and chief operating officer, Harold Lewis, informed the company Wednesday that he intends to retire and will resign from his positions, effective May 31.
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Ocwen files 2014 yearly report without “going concern” qualification

CEO: This is additional evidence that shows our strategy is working
Ben Lane
After months spent on shaky ground, Ocwen Financial appears to be righting the ship. The company announced late Monday that it filed its much-delayed 2014 10-K yearly report with the Securities and Exchange Commission without a qualification about its ability to operate as a going concern.
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Nationstar significantly downgraded by analysts

FBR Capital, Oppenheimer and Barclays wary of nonbank’s future
Ben Lane
In the wake of posting a loss in the first quarter, several analysts are downgrading Nationstar Mortgage Holdings and questioning what the future holds for the nonbank. Here's what FBR Capital, Oppenheimer and Barclays think about Nationstar.
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PHH returns to profitability in first quarter

Reports 46% jump in mortgage applications
Ben Lane
After a year of transition that saw PHH Corp. sell off its fleet management business and take a net loss from continuing operations of $191 million in 2014, PHH returned to profitability in the first quarter. How did PHH turn it around?
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BSI Financial approved as Ginnie Mae issuer

Now able to service loans in Ginnie Mae securitizations
In a release, BSI Financial said that the Ginnie Mae approval provides “further evidence of BSI Financial's sound servicing practices and its track record of regulatory compliance.” The company also said that the accreditation “opens the door” for further expansion of the company's loan subservicing solutions.
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Ocwen turns profit in first quarter but CEO vows to “do better”

Reports net income of $34.4 million in first quarter
Ben Lane
Reversing a trend that saw it lose $546 million in 2014, Ocwen Financial reported net income of $34.4 million, or $0.27 per share, for the first quarter of 2015. But Ocwen President and CEO Ron Faris said the company is not satisfied and intends to "do better."
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$1.18 billion in Fannie, Freddie MSRs hit market

MountainView marketing two GSE pools
Ben Lane
Mortgage servicers hoping to get their hands on the servicing rights for loans owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have that chance, according to MountainView Servicing Group, which is acting as advisor in the sale of two separate sales of agency mortgage servicing rights.
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Freddie Mac selling $233 million pool of Ocwen-serviced loans

Non-performing loans are “deeply delinquent”
Ben Lane
Freddie Mac announced Tuesday that it is preparing to auction off a $233 million pool of non-performing loans, which are serviced by Ocwen Financial, which said in December that it plans to exit agency servicing entirely. Is Freddie Mac done with Ocwen too?
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What’s the impact of Green Tree’s $63 million fine?

Moody’s weighs in on company’s future
Ben Lane
Unsurprisingly, Green Tree Servicing could be facing several negative outcomes, including a potential downgrade to its servicer ratings, in the wake of its $63 million fine from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. A new report by Moody's details what could be in Green Tree's future.
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Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Fall down seven times, get up eight?
Trey Garrison
How close is Ocwen to extricating itself from the mess of its own making, and can it alter the course enough to ride out the rest of the storm? On Thursday, we'll see how they did in their first post-Erbey quarter, and if things are going to plan.
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