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Volume 2014 - Number 41

October 30, 2014

Servicing Sales Mostly on Flow Basis Now, But Observers Expect More Bank Activity Ahead

Although most of the mortgage-servicing sales in recent months have been flow transactions of new production, more banks – especially mid-tier institutions – are expected to unload servicing in response to regulatory constraints, according to experts at last week’s Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention in Las Vegas. Many banks continue to focus on capital risk management and serving their core customers, said David Hisey, executive vice president of Nationstar Mortgage, during a panel session on servicing. Many servicing transfers are driven by a desire to deal with one or both of those issues, he added. Most mortgage servicing rights transfers now are...

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