Items Tagged with 'Multi-State Mortgage Committee'

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  • Ocwen dodges SEC investigations; settles with 3 more states

    Reaches similar agreements with New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia
    The dominoes continue to fall for Ocwen Financial. Last week, Ocwen reached settlement agreements with a total of 10 states that remove some of restrictions that were placed on their mortgage business as part of a multi-state regulatory action against the nonbank earlier this year. And Wednesday morning, Ocwen announced that it reached settlements with three additional states to remove each state’s mortgage servicing restrictions.
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  • Ocwen stays in the red thanks to legal, regulatory expenses

    Posts loss of $44.4 million in the second quarter
    It was another quarter in the red for Ocwen Financial, albeit a slightly better one than the same time period last year. Ocwen reported its second quarter earnings on Wednesday morning, disclosing that it posted a loss of $44.4 million in the second quarter, with fights against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and various state regulators dragging down the company's business.
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  • Additional states restrict Ocwen's business over mortgage servicing issues

    Maryland, Michigan, Indiana also sanction Ocwen
    Last week, a group of 22 states sanctioned Ocwen Financial and Ocwen Loan Servicing for alleged widespread issues with consumer escrow accounts and allegations that the companies were conducting “willful and ongoing unlicensed activity” in some states. But those states aren’t the only ones that are taking action against Ocwen.
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  • Here's a detailed breakdown of Ocwen's new restrictions by state

    A deeper dive reveals what Ocwen can and can’t do going forward
    The servicing issues at Ocwen Financial are allegedly so widespread that some states are placing stricter restrictions on the nonbank, beyond freezing the company’s ability to acquire new mortgage servicing rights and originate new mortgage loans. In fact, in one state, Ocwen has basically been put of out business entirely.
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  • Ocwen answers state regulators' charges of widespread servicing errors

    "Ocwen will not sign unfair and unjust consent orders"
    On Thursday, a group of state regulators, led by North Carolina, accused Ocwen Financial of having widespread errors on consumers’ escrow accounts and said that the company’s financial situation is tenuous, at best. Early Friday morning, Ocwen released a lengthy statement in response the state banking regulators allegations, and as one might expect, Ocwen said that it disagrees with the state regulators’ charges and plans to fight back.
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  • Florida also alleges widespread servicing failures at Ocwen

    Attorney General Pam Bondi files lawsuit against nonbank
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the members of the Multi-State Mortgage Committee were not the only ones to take action against Ocwen Financial on Thursday for the nonbank’s mortgage servicing practices. The state of Florida also sued Ocwen, along with the company’s subsidiaries Ocwen Loan Servicing and Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, for “mortgage servicing misconduct.”
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  • State banking regulators crush Ocwen's business with sweeping new restrictions

    Mortgage business obliterated by state banking regulators
    Citing numerous issues with consumer escrow accounts and a “deficient financial condition,” a consortium of state banking regulators just put Ocwen Financial’s mortgage business on life support. A bombshell announcement from the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks claims that more than 20 state mortgage regulators issued cease-and-desist orders to Ocwen, which prohibits the acquisition of new mortgage servicing rights and the origination of mortgages.
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  • Prospect reaches settlement with MMC over affiliate C2C Appraisal Services

    Examination reveals errors in fee charges
    Prospect Mortgage reached an agreement with the Multi-State Mortgage Committee after an examination revealed a pattern of charging improperly disclosed and unsupported fees paid to the company’s affiliate. "This settlement allows the company the ability to continue operating while sending a strong message to the industry that this kind of behavior must be stopped," said Karyn Tierney, chair of the MMC.
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