Trey Garrison, Housing Wire

ErbeyDuring the conference call for Home Loan Servicing Solutions (HLSS) first-quarter earnings, HLSS Chairman William Erbey said the New York Department of Financial Services’ indefinite hold on the $2.7 billion MSR deal between Ocwen Financial (OCN) and Wells Fargo (WFC) has put a freeze on all MSR deals in the market.

During the earnings conference call, Erbey, who also serves as executive chairman for Ocwen, was asked about ongoing MSR deals.

“Until we resolve – this relates to Ocwen – until we resolve New York State we’re not acquiring any new (MSR) portfolios at all. As a matter of fact the entire market – nothing is being put out for bid right now,” Erbey said. “The whole market has stopped until that gets resolved.”

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