ICYMI: Ocwen given OK to move forward on 17,000 foreclosures

What happened with Metric 31?

Editor’s Note: This “go-ahead” may be why many LivingLies readers have recently received random notifications from Ocwen that they didn’t qualify for a loan modification when they never applied for one.  In the past several months, borrowers have informed LendingLies that they received random notices from Ocwen that appeared to be mailed in error.  Ocwen is likely trying to cover up any possible issues with Hamp mods even if the homeowner did not apply for a mod.  Therefore, Ocwen has been given the green flag to pursue foreclosures in which they have no documentation proving they own the loan.

Ocwen Financial got the official go-ahead from the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight to lift the foreclosure sale hold placed on more than 17,000 loans earlier this year after it mailed corrected loan modification denial notices to affected borrowers and provided a sufficient timeframe for the borrower to appeal the denial.

According to the most recent third and fourth quarter 2015 oversight report from Joseph Smith, monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, “After Ocwen mailed corrected loan modification denial notices to affected borrowers in May 2016 and provided a sufficient timeframe for borrowers to appeal their denials, I permitted Ocwen to lift the foreclosure hold in July 2016.”

While the issues date back to a report released in October 2015 on the second half of 2014, Ocwen was still not yet back in compliance with one of the performance metrics it failed.

Metric 31, the metric Ocwen failed to correct, tests whether the mortgage servicer sent a loan modification denial notification to a borrower that included the reason for the denial, the factual information considered by the servicer in making its decision and a timeframe by which the borrower can provide evidence that the decision was made in error.

Smith’s office stated that Ocwen “was delayed” in implementing its Corrective Action Plan for the failure of Metric 31 because of “difficulties in resolving the technical issues that led to the original fail.”

And because of those issues, Ocwen had to place 17,300 loans that “could have been affected” by this issue on foreclosure hold.

It’s important to note that when first reported back it April, the NMS stated that 17,496 were put on hold. However, the number dropped to 17,300 in the latest update due to variety of reason, the NMS explained.

Joseph Smith’s office stated that reasons could include: Ocwen may have approved a modification, a borrower may have subsequently submitted a new loan modification application, the borrower may have paid off the loan or the borrower may have appealed the denial despite the issues with the initial denial letter.

When the news came out in April, Ocwen responded to Smith’s office and the nature of the sanctions that Smith’s office placed on it, saying, “Ocwen takes borrower harm very seriously and worked with Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight to place certain loans on a hold to ensure that no foreclosure sale would take place until OMSO reviewed and validated that all matters associated with Metric 31 were resolved.”

“These holds are not ‘frozen foreclosures’ but rather an agreement not to foreclose until OMSO reviewed and approved Ocwen’s remediation,” Ocwen continued. “Many of these loans have never been referred to foreclosure and never will be. The company has already resumed internal testing of Metric 31, and expects future OMSO reports will reflect that its concerns are resolved.”

According to Ocwen, it referred over 19,000 loans to foreclosure and completed approximately 7,000 foreclosures in the first quarter of 2016, while completing more than 16,600 loan modifications.

Now that the hold is lifted, Ocwen commented on new report saying, “Ocwen is committed to taking all necessary actions to be complaint with the National Mortgage Settlement. Ocwen has made significant investments in our risk and compliance management infrastructure to ensure that we are compliant with all rules and regulations related to our business. We will continue to work closely with the Monitor and look forward to the next report.”

Ocwen also noted that Metric 31 Correction Action Plan, which was discussed in the previous Monitor’s report, has been satisfactorily completed and the associated foreclosure holds have been lifted.

Here’s a chart from the NMS that gives an overview of Metric 31

14 Responses

  1. HERE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THE LIES AND STOLEN FUNDS FOR 65 YRS. ONGOING. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XbvCRHYIk

    THEY’VE RUINED MY LIKE AND MANY OTHERS. THERE NEEDS TO BE REPARATIONS, AND RECOURSE. I DON’T HAVE THE ENERGY. SOMEONE PLEASE START A CLASS ACTION SUIT OR OTHER PROSECUTION.

  2. NEIL, LISTEN TO THIS SHORT VIDEO IT SPEAKS OF THE CORRUPTION IN GOVT. AND STATE GOVT’S. THE RABBIT WHOLE IS SO DEEP. LISTEN TO HOW WALTER ILLUSTRATES HOW THE SUBPRIME SCAM WAS PLANNED AND IMPLEMENTED.

    PROSECUTION MUST BE MADE ON THE SCALE OF NUREMBERG TRIALS.

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

    RON FARINA

    On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Livingliess Weblog wrote:

    > Neil Garfield posted: “What happened with Metric 31? Editor’s Note: This > “go-ahead” may be why many LivingLies readers have recently received random > notifications from Ocwen that they didn’t qualify for a loan modification > when they never applied for one. In the past several ” >

  3. HOMEOWNERS NEED TO TAKE STAND, IN COURT, TO THE JUDGE AND ASK HIM , TO FOLLOW THE LAW. THATS HOW. ASK JUDGE TO HIS FACE, HOW CAN SOMEONE NOT OWNING THE MORTGAGE AND NOTE, NO RIGHT OF PAYMENTS, ETC ETC,

    FORECLOSE. IF HE SAYS, THEY ARE HOLDING A NOTE. OK JUDGE, SO AM I. HOLDING A COPY OF THE NOTE. SO WHAT THEN. YOUR HONOR, AND I BELIEVE MANY MORE THIEF OUT THERE ALSO HOLD A COPY OF THE NOTE. SO WHAT NOW YOUR HONOR. HUM. I CANT HEAR YOU????? HAHAHAHAHA

  4. Is there no way to stop all these criminal enterprises from foreclosing on properties they do not own? What on earth can the homeowner do?

  5. David Bellamger- the wording “substantially all” has a certain hollow ring to it, as in the case of JPMorganChase acquiring “certain of the assets” of WAMU, amd we know how that turned out.
    And we here on LL know that all they “bought”, if they indeed bought anything at all, were MSRs.

  6. NEW ISSUE. HLSS SOLD ALL ASSETS TO NEW RESIDENTIAL 2015

    SO THE SERVICING RIGHTS. MSR, WERE AGAIN SOLD. THE SERIVCER IS NO LONGER, HLSS, IT WOULD BE NEW RESIDENTIAL

    NEED TO SEE ASSETS THAT WERE SOLD. IN EACH TRANSACTION.

    Instead, the companies entered into a purchase agreement, under which New Residential acquired “substantially all of (HLSS’) assets” and assumed “substantially all of the liabilities of HLSS,” in exchange for a purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion, or $17.08 per HLSS share on 71 million HLSS shares.

    The delay in filing HLSS’ 10-K led Ocwen Financial (OCN), its former parent company, to also delay the release of its annual report due to issues with HLSS.

  7. https://www.jasmithmonitoring.com/chase/

    EVERYONE NEED TO BE EMAILING THIS , FOOL AND HIS CON-RADS IN FRAUD. COVER UP. AND LET THEM HAVE IT.

    .

  8. If the loan is securitized, FHA or GSE, it is next to impossible to get a deficiency judgment in judicial states, unless of course the borrower does not
    show up.

  9. Yeah, right! Ocwen is in compliance. NOT….

  10. Please write to your State Senators to totally abolish deficiency judgment without any loop holes in the new legislation.

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