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Consent Orders 97666

Consent Orders 97666

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 IMB HoldCo LLCConsent OrderPage 1 of 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICABefore theOFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION
)In the Matter of ) Order No.: WN-11-012))
IMB HoldCo LLC
)
 
Effective Date: April 13, 2011)Pasadena, California )OTS Docket No. H4585 ))
CONSENT ORDER
 WHEREAS, IMB HoldCo LLC, Pasadena, California, OTS Docket No. H4585 (HoldingCompany), wholly owns the savings association, OneWest Bank, FSB, Pasadena, California,OTS Docket No. 18129 (Association);WHEREAS, the Holding Company, through the Association, engages in the business of servicing residential mortgage loans;WHEREAS, with respect to the residential mortgage loans it services, the Associationinitiates and handles foreclosure proceedings and loss mitigation activities involvingnonperforming residential mortgage loans, including activities related to special forbearances,repayment plans, modifications, short refinances, short sales, cash-for-keys, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure (collectively, Loss Mitigation);WHEREAS, as part of an interagency horizontal review of various major residentialmortgage servicers, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) reviewed certain residential mortgageloan servicing and foreclosure-related practices at the Association;
 
 IMB HoldCo LLCConsent OrderPage 2 of 8
WHEREAS, the Association and the OTS have entered into a Consent Order to addressareas of weakness identified by the OTS in loan servicing, Loss Mitigation, foreclosureactivities, and related functions (the Association Order);WHEREAS, in the Association Order, the OTS has made findings, which theAssociation neither admitted nor denied, that there were unsafe or unsound practices with respectto the manner in which the Association handled various foreclosure and related activities. TheOTS’s findings also raised concerns that the Association did not adequately assess the potentialrisks associated with these activities;WHEREAS, it is the common goal of the OTS and the Holding Company to ensure theAssociation maintains effective corporate governance, including the establishment andmaintenance of robust internal audit, risk management, and compliance programs to ensure thatthe Association operates in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with the terms of mortgage loan documentation and related agreements with borrowers, all applicable state andfederal laws (including the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act),rules, regulations, and court orders, as well as the Membership Rules of MERSCORP, Inc. andMERS, Inc. (collectively, MERS), servicing guides with GSEs or investors, and othercontractual obligations, including those with the Federal Housing Administration and thoserequired by the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), and loss share agreementswith the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, Legal Requirements);WHEREAS, it is the further goal of the OTS and the Holding Company that the HoldingCompany and its subsidiaries effectively manage their legal, reputational, and compliance risks;WHEREAS, the board of directors (Board) of the Holding Company has executed aStipulation and Consent to the Issuance of a Consent Order (Stipulation);
 
 IMB HoldCo LLCConsent OrderPage 3 of 8
WHEREAS, the Holding Company,
 
by executing the Stipulation, has consented andagreed to the issuance of this Consent Order (Order) by the OTS pursuant to 12 U.S.C. §1818(b);WHEREAS, pursuant to delegated authority, the OTS Regional Director for the WesternRegion (Regional Director) is authorized to issue Consent Orders where a savings and loanholding company has consented to the issuance of an order; andNOW, THEREFORE, before the filing of any notices, or taking of any testimony oradjudication of or finding on any issues of fact or law herein, and without this Order constitutingan admission by the Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries of any allegation made orimplied by the OTS in connection with this matter, and solely for the purpose of settling thismatter without a formal proceeding being filed and without the necessity for protracted orextended hearings or testimony, it is hereby ordered by the OTS that, pursuant to sections 8(b)(1)and (3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. §§1818(b)(1) and 1818(b)(3)), theHolding Company and its institution-affiliated parties shall cease and desist and take affirmativeaction as follows:
Association Oversight.
1. The Board of the Holding Company shall ensure that the Association complies with theterms of the Association Order issued by the OTS to the Association regarding the Association’smortgage loan servicing activities.
Board Oversight of Compliance with Consent Order.
2. Within ninety (90) days of this Order, the Board shall submit to the Regional Director awritten plan to strengthen the Board’s oversight of the Association’s risk management, internalaudit, and compliance programs concerning the residential mortgage loan servicing, Loss

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