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Volume 2014 - Number 4

February 14, 2014

NY Regulator Targeting Nonbank Servicers

Certain nonbank servicers are getting “too big, too fast,” Ben Lawsky, superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, said in a speech this week. The remarks came after the NYDFS halted the transfer of mortgage servicing rights with an unpaid principal balance from Wells Fargo to Ocwen Financial. Lawsky said state regulators and servicers need to make sure that transfers of servicing to nonbanks don’t put borrowers at risk. He raised particular concerns about staffing levels at nonbanks, with ...

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