In 2018, residential originations suffered but that didn't crimp the pay packages of CEOs and other top executives at publicly traded mortgage companies. Leading the pack: Douglas Lebda, CEO of Lending Tree at $42.3 million.
Industry groups are unsettled by state mortgage servicing requirements that go beyond the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules. More than 30 states now require nonbank servicers to obtain licenses.
The company filed for bankruptcy protection this week, a maneuver that could lead to a merger with Finance of America. What the two nonbanks have in common: both are owned by The Blackstone Group. But it’s hardly a done deal.