From Diana Olick at CNBC: Bank of America: 2/3 of Borrowers May Lose Mods (ht montas ankle)
[Jack Schakett, credit loss mitigation strategies executive at B of A.] told me that of the 65 thousand trial modifications set to expire Dec. 31st with B of A, a full two thirds of the borrowers, while current on their payments, have not submitted the full documentation required to turn a trial mod permanent under the HAMP guidelines.
“We don’t really know the major reason why the customers are not returning the documentation,” Schakett claims.
Borrowers are complaining that the banks are losing documentation and that they have to submit it multiple times. Ms. Olick also suggests the possibility that some borrowers can’t document their income.
BofA’s Mr. Schakett said it was too soon to know why the documentation is incomplete, but this suggests that the number of permanent modifications announced this week will be very low (in the 10s of thousands).