The transaction will involve PHH transferring the subservicing of approximately $41.8 billion unpaid principal balance (UPB) of agency MSRs, representing approximately 310,000 loans. Transfers are expected to occur during the second and third quarters of this year. After the transfers are completed, New Residential will maintain its subservicing relationship with Ocwen related to the portfolio of non-agency loans currently subserviced by PHH.
“Both New Residential and Ocwen have evolved tremendously since we first announced our agency subservicing agreement with PHH. We believe this transfer is in the best long-term interests of our company as we execute on our business strategy,” said Michael Nierenberg, president, CEO and chairman of New Residential.