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Volume 2014 - Number 22

June 5, 2014

Former Non-Agency Servicer Settles Class-Action Lawsuit, Complaint Alleges Sham ‘Workout’ Pacts

Aurora Loan Services, once a huge player in the non-agency subprime and Alt A market, has agreed to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging it duped distressed borrowers into paying monthly fees on nonperforming loans that were already destined for foreclosure. The $5.3 million settlement will be split among 15,000 California borrowers who signed bogus loan-workout agreements with the false hope of curing their deficiencies and keeping their homes. Borrowers claimed that Aurora had misled them into thinking that their foreclosures were on hold while they were being considered for loan modification. In reality, however, Aurora’s policy was...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

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Too early to say.
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