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Treasury Puts Performance of 10 Largest HAMP Servicers on Display

The U.S. Treasury has released its regular monthly report card on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). New this time is an assessment of how the 10 largest HAMP servicers are performing. Four servicers have been designated as needing ""substantial"" improvement: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Ocwen Loan Servicing, and Wells Fargo. Treasury says it will withhold financial incentives from three of these companies until they make identified improvements.

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Moody’s Takes a Closer Look at the Dynamics of Mortgage Re-Defaults

Moody's Investors Service studied two million loans backing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) pools and found that a loan that is modified and then reported as current is three times as likely to default over the ensuing twelve months as a current loan that has not been modified. The agency's also put the practices of eight major servicers under the microscope. It found that six-month re-default rates vary considerably, from 20 percent for Citi and Litton to 33 percent for Bank of America.

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American Home Mortgage Servicing Names New President and CEO

American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI) has named David M. Applegate as its new president and CEO. He succeeds David M. Friedman, who is retiring. Applegate is a 20-year veteran of the mortgage and banking industries. During his 17-year career at General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), he led both GMAC Mortgage and GMAC Bank.

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FAS Streamlines Asset Management Services

Field Asset Services (FAS) recently launched Collateral Command, a solution for property management services and support that offers lenders and servicers a single source for managing foreclosed and REO properties. Included within the Collateral Command suite is Utilities Management Service, which allows banks, servicers, and lenders to leverage FAS and its industry relationships to streamline the day-to-day tasks of managing the utilities process and payments.

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