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  • CIT Bank selling Financial Freedom, exiting reverse mortgage business

    Financial Freedom acquired as part of OneWest Bank deal
    CIT Bank is getting out of the reverse mortgage business. CIT announced late last week that it is selling Financial Freedom, the reverse mortgage company it acquired as part of its 2015 acquisition of OneWest Bank. In the last few months, Financial Freedom’s supposed business practices became big topics of discussion in various parts of Washington, D.C., due to Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s relationship to OneWest Bank.
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  • Trump chooses former OneWest CEO Joseph Otting to lead OCC

    Worked closely with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who chaired bank
    One of the country’s top banking regulators is one giant step closer to having a banker leading it. The Trump administration officially confirmed the rumors on Monday evening, announcing that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Joseph Otting to serve as the next Comptroller of the Currency.
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  • Mnuchin's OneWest subsidiary agrees to $89M settlement for reverse mortgage violations

    Alleged misdeeds took place while Treasury Secretary was chairman
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may be done with the OneWest Bank and its subsidiary, Financial Freedom. But it appears that another section of the government isn’t done with Financial Freedom quite yet. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Financial Freedom agreed to an $89 million settlement over reverse mortgage allegations, some of which allegedly took place while Mnuchin was chairman of OneWest.
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  • NY AG reportedly investigating Nationstar Mortgage, OneWest Bank reverse mortgage divisions

    Still in early stages
    New York is ramping up its focus on the practices of reverse mortgage lenders as of late. After introducing plans to increase the regulations surrounding reverse mortgages in the state earlier this month, New York is now reportedly also investigating practices related to the servicing of reverse-mortgages at Financial Freedom, a part of OneWest Bank, and at Champion Mortgage, a unit of Nationstar Mortgage.
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