Servicing

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November 15, 2018 - IMFnews

After Cutting 400 Mortgage Workers in June, Wells Fargo Plans to Cut 900 More

The megabank currently employs 27,000 mortgage-related workers or what it calls “team members.”


November 15, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Who is Andrew Olmem and Why Does He Matter? (GSE Reform) / A Production Gain for Ditech / Citywide Home Loans Signs Partnership Deal with Stearns / Caliber Readies Nonprime MBS

If you haven’t heard of Andrew Olmem before, it’s because he tends to keep a low profile.


November 15, 2018 - IMFnews

More Red Ink for Ditech in 3Q and Another Potential Trip into Bankruptcy

Ditech said the company is in talks with “certain” corporate debt holders regarding another possible "court supervised" Chapter 11 process...


November 14, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: MMIF Audit Due Thursday / Good News Expected but no FHA Premium Cut / Trades Voice Support for Kraninger at the CFPB / A Promotion at Stewart Title

The groups expressed their view that Kraninger has the ability to lead and manage the CFPB and protect the financial interest of consumers.


November 14, 2018 - IMFnews

Nonbank Profits a Mixed Affair in Third Quarter

Ocwen Financial has not been a model of prosperity...


November 13, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Assessing the Value of GSE Common / The Prior Decade and GSE Share Prices / Worrying About Home Values in California / Another MBS Settlement for Wells Fargo / Vendor Hires Fannie Mae Official

Early last decade, Fannie common once traded as high as $85.03, Freddie $68.20.


November 13, 2018 - IMFnews

Altisource’s Equator Includes a Blockchain Option in its Servicing Platform

Altisource said the tech offering provides the option for individual mortgages to be tracked as individual chains of data via blockchain...


November 13, 2018 - IMFnews

CFPB Exams Continue Apace Despite the 'Mulvaney Effect’

MBA’s Pete Mills noted that IMBs of all sizes from small to large are examined each year…


November 12, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Still Hiring, UWM / Strong Growth for the Nation’s Largest Wholesaler / The Moelis GSE Plan: the Good and the Bad / Promotions at Nations Lending

United Wholesale Mortgage continues to hire...


November 12, 2018 - IMFnews

Odds of GSE Reform May Not Have Changed Much

Gone from the Senate, via retirement, is Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, a moderate Republican who was a proponent of reforming the secondary mortgage market…


November 12, 2018 - IMFnews

GSE Credit Box Opened Slightly Wider in 3Q18

The dollar volume of low-score purchase loans increased by 29.8 percent from the second to the third quarter, while total GSE purchase business went up 23.6 percent.


November 9, 2018 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: The ‘Hensarling Effect’ / Team Trump, Not Congress, Will Reshape the Fannie and Freddie / Timing? / Selling Servicing Rights to Unleash Revenue / Ocwen’s Head Count

The first move expected is a possible lowering of GSE loan limits...


November 8, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: A Sale Agreement but What’s the Price, Mr. Cooper? / A Material Event? / UBS Expects DOJ Action / Ellington’s New Non-QM MBS / A New Hire for Home Point

UBS said the Department of Justice intends to file a civil complaint against the company relating to pre-crisis MBS issuance...


November 8, 2018 - IMFnews

Impac Suffers Another Loss. Revenue and Originations Take a Hit. Layoffs Too

About 41 percent of Impac's volume now entails non-QM lending...


November 8, 2018 - IMFnews

Redwood Accelerates Diversification Efforts, Remains Profitable in Third Quarter

Redwood CEO Chris Abate: “Our game plan in the third quarter was a bit unconventional – we ran an up-tempo offense, squarely in the face of mortgage market headwinds.”


November 8, 2018 - IMFnews

Mr. Cooper Reports $54 Million Profit for 3Q18, Agrees to Buy $10B Originator

Several months ago, rumors began to surface that Pacific Union might be for sale...


November 7, 2018 - IMFnews

Ocwen’s New CEO Talks About Severance Payments, but Growth Too

Ocwen CEO Glen Messina: "Having completed the merger, we now have unrestricted access to PHH employees..."


November 7, 2018 - IMFnews

Expanded-Credit MBS Underwriting Not Loosening Much, Prepayments Remain High

Risk layering remains uncommon on the new breed of expanded-credit mortgages…


November 7, 2018 - IMFnews

NYSE Suspends Trading in Ditech, Nation’s 13th Largest Servicer

Ditech said it has no plans to appeal the NYSE’s decision.


November 6, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Calabria for the FHFA Job? / Egenhoefer’s New Gig? / Ocwen’s Share Price Gets Clocked / WAMCO Prepares EC MBS / Invitation Homes’ SFR Inventory / Fast-Growing Servicers

Among the nation’s top 20 servicers at Sept. 30, Freedom Mortgage had the largest increase its MSR balances...


November 6, 2018 - IMFnews

Rated MBS Backed by Fix-and-Flip Bridge Loans Likely

Fix-and-flip financing has gradually increased each year since 2011…


November 6, 2018 - IMFnews

Another Quarterly Loss for Ocwen, New CEO Messina Calls for ‘Re-engineering’ the Cost Structure

Ocwen is planning a re-engineering of its cost structure...


November 5, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: The Election Day Crystal Ball and the GSEs / One More Try at a GSE Bill? / Hensarling Wants to Bury the GSE Model / John Britti’s Extra Pay / A New Texas Branch for Waterstone

On Friday, long-time GSE critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, took one more rock to Fannie and Freddie...


November 5, 2018 - IMFnews

Mutual of Omaha’s MB Inks Deal to Buy Assets of BBMC

No details were provided regarding the assets that Synergy will take on…


November 5, 2018 - IMFnews

Ahead of 3Q18 Results, Impac’s Share Price Falls to a 52-Week Low

Impac’s share price fell to a new 52-week low Monday: $5.10.


November 2, 2018 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: The Strange Case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac / Pro-Pilot Programs / Warren Buffett and the GSEs / Mortgage Recruiter by Day, Opera Singer by Night / Lima One Makes its Move / Magnetar?

A huge non-QM expansion for Athas Capital?


November 2, 2018 - IMFnews

A Sequential Earnings Decline for Fannie Mae, but a Strong Profit Nonetheless

In less than two weeks, the Senate Banking Committee will hold an oversight hearing on controversial pilot programs launched by Fannie and Freddie...


November 2, 2018 - IMFnews

PennyMac Posts Net Income of $56.2 Million, Founder Sees Consolidation Ahead

Stan Kurland: “We expect to see consolidation in the mortgage market, and successful firms will be the ones that have the size, scale and technological capabilities to compete."


November 1, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Should the GSEs Increase Servicing Compensation? / Hanging with Mr. Cooper at No. 3 / PennyMac’s Amended Repo Line / Strong Underwriting Income for Arch, KBW Likes Radian

David Fleig of MorVest: “We have numerous active conversations with clients thinking about selling MSRs and I am sure our competitors do as well.”


November 1, 2018 - IMFnews

First Pacific Advisors Discloses a 30.9 Percent Stake in Ditech

First Pacific is an institutional money management firm...


November 1, 2018 - IMFnews

Second-Tier Servicers Continued to Gain Market Share in 3Q18

Meanwhile, the group of servicers ranked sixth through 25th had a combined increase of $119.9 billion from June 30…


November 1, 2018 - IMFnews

New Residential Readies Additional Offering of Stock. MSRs on the Shopping List?

According to Inside Mortgage Finance, New Residential ranks fifth among all residential servicers with a $384.0 billion portfolio at Sept. 30.


October 31, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Judging Risks and Rewards at Freddie / The Gift that Keeps on Giving: The Trump Tax Cut / Despite Some Losses, Mortgage Bankers Remain Liquid / An Earnings Decline at Radian / Leaving Wells Fargo for a Nonbank

Freddie Mac benefited to the tune of $200 million (pre-tax) by reducing the write-down on its net deferred tax asset...


October 31, 2018 - IMFnews

MIAC, Phoenix Capital Out with New MSR Offerings

According to the offering circular, the portfolio is top-heavy with Ginnie product...


October 31, 2018 - IMFnews

Freddie Earned $2.7 Billion (Net) in 3Q18. Treasury Will Get $2.6 Billion

Freddie said it expects to make the $2.6 billion dividend payment in December.


October 30, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Parity for the FHLBs and FanFred? / Once a Contender / Newfi and Non-QM / Strong Earnings from First American but Anxiety Too / From Alibaba to MGIC

Roughly 40 percent of Newfi Lending’s current loan volume entails the origination of mortgages that do not meet the qualified mortgage test.


October 30, 2018 - IMFnews

Fairholme Tells Investors Court Ruling ‘Should Advance’ the ‘Re-IPO’ of Fannie and Freddie

Fairholme adds: “This is good news when you count the cash that Fannie and Freddie have earned and will earn.”


October 30, 2018 - IMFnews

Mortgage Complaints Took a Dive in 3Q18

Wells Fargo once again led the complaint pack…


October 29, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Bill Dallas Speaks / FoA’s New Reverse Product / A Blow-Out Earnings Number from Freddie? / Fannie? / No Permanent President for Ginnie, Still / Former FHLB Chicago Exec Named President of CU Mortgage Firm

On Wednesday, Freddie Mac will release third-quarter results...


October 29, 2018 - IMFnews

MBS Backed Fix-and-Flip Bridge Will Expand, Morningstar to Take a Conservative View Initially

Fix-and-flip loans generally have terms that range from a few months to three years…


October 29, 2018 - IMFnews

Prestwick Announces Auction of GSE, Private Investor MSRs

Fannie Mae receivables dominate the package at $70.9 million...


October 29, 2018 - IMFnews

A Sure Bet for the New FHFA Director: No More GSE Pilot Programs?

The fact that these initiatives were ever approved by the FHFA angered critics of the government-sponsored enterprises…


October 29, 2018 - IMFnews

MSR Transfers Boomed in 3Q18, Aided by Franklin American Sale

The top five bulk MSR transfers were led by Franklin American, followed by Stearns, loanDepot, Flagstar and United Shore/United Wholesale Mortgage…


October 26, 2018 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: Cut in Half, Ellie Mae’s Share Price / 1H 2019: A Challenge / Walking the Floor of the MBA Show / A Bullish Outlook for Servicing, Non-QM Lending / If Stocks Tank Further, Good Things Might Happen / High on Chris George’s ‘To Do’ List: GSE Reform

But putting the negativity aside for a minute, there are a couple of bright spots in the industry: Servicing valuations and non-QM lending...


October 26, 2018 - IMFnews

Incenter Announces Large MSR Auction

Loans from California account for the largest chunk of receivables at 18.3 percent...


October 25, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: HUD Chief on GSE Reform / Carson’s Sober Take on Interest Rates / New Rez’s MSR Bet Paying Off? / In Love with a 4 Percent Mortgage / Incenter Executive Leaves for Blue Water

HUD Secretary Ben Carson had some sobering thoughts about low interest rates...


October 25, 2018 - IMFnews

New Residential Reports Strong 3Q18 Results, Bought $43B of MSR During the Period

The New York-based real estate investment trust has been on an MSR acquisition tear the past three years...


October 24, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Honey, If You Put Any More Money Into that Mortgage Company… / Citadel (Officially) Branches Out into SBCL / $400 Million Next Year? / Fannie Mae Sees Ghost Companies / When Bullying Might Work (Trump and Powell)

Fannie Mae continues to mine for non-existent companies that might show up on the consumer loan applications submitted to its seller-servicers...


October 24, 2018 - IMFnews

Trouble Brewing? FHA and VA Delinquencies on the Rise

No wonder Ginnie Mae Acting President Michael Bright is nervous: Short-term default rates showed the biggest increases…


October 24, 2018 - IMFnews

Ginnie Mae EVP Maren Kasper: Prepays are Still a Big Problem

A growing concern that foreign investors might avoid Ginnie MBS?


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