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Foreclosure Review

updateIndependent Foreclosure Review Payment Agreement

Between April 12th and mid-July payments are being sent to borrowers whose homes were in any stage of the foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010 and whose mortgages were serviced by one of the following companies, their affiliates, or subsidiaries:  Auroro, Bank of America, Citibank, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, MetLife Bank, PNC, Sovereign, Sun Trust, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Information about payments to borrowers whose mortgages were serviced by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs will be published by the Federal Reserve Board soon.

In most cases, borrowers will receive a letter with an enclosed check sent by the Paying Agent—Rust Consulting, Inc.  Some borrowers may receive letters from Rust requesting additional information needed to process their payments.  Previously, Rust sent postcards to the 4.2 million borrowers notifying them of their eligibility to receive payment under the agreement.

Rust is sending all payments and correspondence regarding the foreclosure agreement at the direction of the OCC and the Federal Reserve.

Borrowers can call Rust at 1-888-952-9105 to update their contact information or to verify that they are covered by the agreement.  Information provided to Rust will only be used for purposes related to the agreement.  Borrowers should beware of scams and anyone asking them to call a different number or to pay a fee to receive payment under the agreement.

Accepting a payment will not prevent borrowers from taking any action they may wish to pursue related to their foreclosure.

Watch out for scams.  Beware of anyone who asks you to call a different phone number than the number above or to pay a fee to receive a payment under the agreement. See frequently asked questions about the agreement at http://occ.treas.gov/topics/consumer-protection/foreclosure-prevention/ifr-settlement-faqs.html.

Continuing Reviews for Customers of EverBank, GMAC Mortgage, and OneWest

For borrowers with mortgage loans with the following servicers: EverBank/EverHome Mortgage Company, Financial Freedom (OneWest), GMAC Mortgage, and IndyMac Mortgage Services (OneWest), the Independent Foreclosure Review process continues.

OCC and Federal Reserve examiners are continuing to closely monitor the servicers’ implementation of plans required by the enforcement actions issued in April 2011 to correct the unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices.