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Treasury Withholds Making Home Affordable Incentives From Two

Treasury has released the results of its second-quarter assessment of servicers participating in the Making Home Affordable program. Officials say they will continue to withhold program incentives owed to Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. The two were determined to need ""substantial improvement"" in key areas including borrower evaluations. BofA and JPMorgan received the same score last quarter, as did Wells Fargo, but Wells has now elevated its grade to needing ""moderate improvement.""

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HOPE LoanPort and GMAC to Launch Mediation Portal in Maryland

HOPE LoanPort has announced a partnership with the state of Maryland and GMAC Mortgage to deliver a direct-to-consumer foreclosure mediation portal. GMAC is funding development of the portal and will be the first mortgage servicer to use it. The portal, scheduled to go live in October 2011, will be the first statewide program in the nation to allow homeowners and servicers to exchange documents electronically prior to foreclosure mediation.

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New Jersey Judge OKs Five Major Servicers to Resume Foreclosures

A New Jersey judge has given the green light for five of six major mortgage servicers to resume uncontested foreclosures in the state after a formal review of their procedures demonstrated the ""reliability of their processes."" Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and OneWest Bank have been granted permission to restart foreclosures. Ally's GMAC Mortgage is awaiting the court's decision. Since the beginning of 2011, just over 6,000 foreclosures have surfaced in the state courts, compared to 35,000 filings at this time last year.

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Ally Financial Acknowledges Receipt of Mortgage-Related Subpoenas

Ally Financial Inc., one of the nation's five largest mortgage servicers, acknowledged receipt of subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wednesday. The subpoenas are directed at Ally Financial Inc. and GMAC Mortgage LLC's mortgage activities. Ally says the subpoenas may result in adverse judgments, fines and penalties, or injunctions.

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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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GMAC Mortgage Signs on to States’ Hardest Hit Programs

GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday that the company has signed contracts with all states participating in the Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund (HHF). The HHF program was established to provide targeted aid to homeowners in states hit hard by the economic and housing market downturn, specifically, states where unemployment rates are above 12 percent and home prices have experienced the steepest drops.

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Regulators Hand Down Enforcement Actions to Servicers, Vendors

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve, and the Office of Thrift Supervision announced formal enforcement actions Wednesday against 14 mortgage servicers and two firms that provide foreclosure-related services to the industry - LPS and MERS. The consent orders are the result of regulators' investigations into robo-signing allegations and represent a settlement with the firms involved, at least in part. Both the OCC and Fed say they believe monetary sanctions in these cases are also warranted, and they plan to pursue such actions separately.

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FHA Commissioner Says Short Refi Program Necessary for Recovery

As the House prepares to debate on the future of the Federal Housing Administration's Short Refinance option, FHA Commissioner David Stevens implored House subcommittee members to give the program a chance. The program is a voluntary option for lenders to agree to offer principal write downs and restructure loans for underwater borrowers. Stevens said as of February 11, 23 FHA-approved lenders are participating in the program and 245 FHA case numbers have been requested, of which 44 loans have been endorsed.

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Treasury Appoints Ally Board Member, Plans Sale of Ally Securities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday exercised its right to appoint a member to the Ally Financial Inc. board of directors, naming John D. Durrett of the investment firm Serent Capital. Treasury also announced Tuesday that it will sell some of the $2.7 billion in trust preferred securities (TruPs) received from Ally as part of the government's bailout of the mortgage and auto lender.

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Talks Continue over Servicer Penalties in Robo-Signing Settlement

Regulators and attorneys general say their investigations of servicing practices have uncovered critical deficiencies and shortcomings that have resulted in violations of foreclosure laws. They've made it clear that mortgage servicers will be required to make operational changes and will be hit with sanctions and penalties. It's been reported that the 14 servicers subject to the investigations will, as a group, face a hefty $20 billion in fines, but there is dissension even among the government agencies involved over the amount. Negotiations are ongoing.

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