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Ocwen expects another loss in 2017 thanks to NYDFS, CFPB regulatory issues

CEO: We believe we have earned the right to acquire MSRs again
Despite the California Department of Business Oversight removing the state's mortgage servicing restrictions on Ocwen Financial, the nonbank is still prohibited from acquiring mortgage servicing rights in bulk, thanks to the company’s previous settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services. And those restrictions and other "regulatory challenges" will likely lead to another yearly loss for the nonbank.
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Ocwen falls back into the red in Q4, but results are much better than last year

Posts net loss of $10.4 million compared to loss of $224.3 million in 2015
Ocwen Financial surprisingly returned to profitability in the third quarter of 2016, breaking a four-quarter streak of losses, but the company’s time in the black appears to be short-lived. The nonbank reported Wednesday that it posted a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016, but the loss is far smaller than the company reported during the same time period last year.
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Ocwen reaches $223 million settlement with California over servicing violations

Mortgage servicing restrictions lifted, can now acquire California MSRs
Ocwen Financial announced late Friday that it reached a $223 million settlement with the California Department of Business Oversight, ridding itself of the restrictions that hampered its mortgage business in California for more than two years. The settlement includes a cash payment of $25 million. Ocwen is also required to provide an additional $198 million in debt forgiveness.
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Here's how and why CitiMortgage is leaving mortgage servicing

A deeper dive into a complex deal
CitiMortgage surprised few in the housing business on Monday when it announced that it agreed to a massive mortgage servicing rights deal with New Residential Investment and Nationstar Mortgage. As it often is with deals of this type, the devil is in the details. And one of the details of this deal is that the MSR sale is a precursor to CitiMortgage completely exiting the mortgage servicing business. Here’s a breakdown of how the deal works, and why Citi plans to leave mortgage servicing behind.
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CitiMortgage exits mortgage servicing business

Nationstar anticipates subservicing up to $97 billion
CitiMortgage announced Monday morning that it plans to exit mortgage servicing, thanks in part to an agreement with New Residential Investment and Nationstar. The agreement will see the mortgage servicing rights for $97 billion in unpaid principal balance transferred from Citi to Nationstar.
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PHH selling off entire mortgage servicing rights portfolio

New Residential buying up all PHH's MSRs, PHH will subservice for 3 years
Nearly two months after announcing plans to sell off its Ginnie Mae mortgage servicing rights portfolio, PHH said Wednesday that it now plans to sell its entire remaining mortgage servicing rights portfolio in a massive deal with New Residential Investment.
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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 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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$3.2 billion Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac MSR portfolio hits the market

Loans are "very high quality"
Buyers looking to get their hands on the mortgage servicing rights to some “high quality” mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in luck, as a bulk portfolio is out for sale. According to MountainView Servicing Group, which is acting as the exclusive sale advisor, the portfolio features mortgage servicing rights to loans with $3.26 billion in unpaid principal balance.
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