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Volume 25 - Number 01

January 6, 2014

Bureau Orders Ocwen to Provide $2 Billion in Principal Reduction

The CFPB and authorities in 49 states and the District of Columbia filed a proposed court order requiring the country’s largest nonbank mortgage loan servicer, Ocwen Financial Corp., and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, to provide $2 billion in principal reduction to underwater borrowers. The bureau said the consent order “addresses Ocwen’s systemic misconduct at every stage of the mortgage servicing process.” Ocwen also is required to refund $125 million to the nearly 185,000 borrowers who have already been foreclosed upon, the CFPB...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


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