Independent Foreclosure Review Process is Now Underway
November 7, 2011
Last week, the 14 mortgage servicers covered by the enforcement actions taken by the banking regulators in April 2011 began mailing letters to eligible borrowers that explain how to request a review of their case if they believe they suffered financial injury as a result of errors, misrepresentations or other deficiencies in foreclosure proceedings related to their primary residence between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010. Borrowers may also visit www.IndependentForeclosureReview.com for more information about the review and claim process. Assistance with requesting a review and answers to questions about the process are available. Requests for review by the servicers independent consultants must be received by April 30, 2012. As part of the enforcement actions taken by the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision, the servicers had to correct deficiencies in their servicing and foreclosure processes and to enlist independent firms to conduct a multi-faceted independent review of foreclosure actions taken during 2009 and 2010.