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More Consumers Seek Loan Modifications
In January 2017, an estimated 29,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications from mortgage servicers during the month according to HOPE NOW, a non-profit alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, counselors, and other mortgage market ...

Lexology (registration)

Update Regarding HAMP and Loan Modifications
Lexology (registration)
In connection with the December 31, 2016, expiration of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (collectively, the Enterprises) have announced their Flex Modification foreclosure prevention program (Flex Mod).1 In ...


'Assistant Coach Bandit' pleads guilty to loan modification scam
A Huntington Beach man who was dubbed the “Assistant Coach Bandit” by the FBI for prior bank robberies has pleaded guilty to defrauding people in a loan modification scam, authorities said. In 2009, James Allen Ramsdell, 51, was sentenced to three ...
Former bank robber known as the 'assistant coach bandit' pleads guilty in $40000 scamLos Angeles Times

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Fraudster gets 15 years for bilking 1,000+ distressed homeowners in ...
A New York man will spend the next 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges relating to his part in a scheme that defrauded more than 1000 distressed ...

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The MReport

Mortgage Performance Continues to Improve - theMReport.com
The MReport
Overall mortgage performance continues to improve, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) Mortgage Metrics Report for Q4 2016.

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Delinquencies Down, Performance Steady in Q4
FHFA stated in its fourth quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report that the GSEs have completed nearly 4 million foreclosure preventions since the agencies went into conservatorship in 2008. That number includes 2 million permanent loan modifications.

Lenders Seeking Loan Modification After Bankruptcy, Beware!
The National Law Review
Lenders entering into loan modifications and forbearance agreements involving one or more existing guarantors need to understand the In re Schwarz decision and the reasoning behind it. If an existing guarantor has received a bankruptcy discharge of the ...

American Banker (subscription)

BankThink Crisis in student loan servicing is building
American Banker (subscription)
The transgressions alleged in the past against subprime mortgage servicers — robo-signing of foreclosure documents, deceiving borrowers regarding foreclosure alternatives, improper denials of loan modifications to qualified borrowers, and false and ...

Alpenhorn News

Attorney enters plea in multi-million-dollar loan modification scam
Alpenhorn News
Attorney Stephen Lyster Siringoringo, pled “no contest” recently to three counts of grand theft and money laundering. He was also charged with one count of aggravated white collar enhancement for stealing more than $100,000 by fraud or deceit. The ...

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