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Volume 18 - Number 5

March 7, 2014

Nonbank Servicers Try to Goose Originations

Officials at nonbank special servicers said they will continue to work to acquire servicing from banks, but they prefer to generate their own servicing via originations. Officials at Nationstar Mortgage, Ocwen Financial and Walter Investment Management noted that creating mortgage-servicing rights via their own originations can be more cost effective than acquiring MSRs or subservicing from other lenders. Nationstar originated $24.0 billion in mortgages in 2013, making it the ...

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