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Volume 25 - Number 6

March 17, 2014

Nonbank Special Servicers Are Not Bad Actors, Analysts Say

Regulators have been paying closer attention to the mortgage servicing practices of the large nonbank servicers, but they’re not the bad actors their critics make them out to be, analysts at Compass Point Research & Trading concluded recently. “Overall, we believe there is some merit to the operational concerns about portfolio growth for the special servicers, but the longer-term track record of the special servicers is strong and the near-term operational issues likely will be temporary,” the Compass Point team said. The analysts compared the servicing practices between the largest bank and nonbank mortgage servicers.

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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.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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