JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE: EVER) and its wholly owned subsidiary, EverBank, announced today that EverBank has entered into an amended consent order with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and will continue to work toward the completion of all remaining actionable items related to its foreclosure programs identified under an April 2011 consent order with federal regulators.
Earlier today, the OCC announced amendments to the April 2011 consent orders pending with certain mortgage servicers originally participating in the independent horizontal review of home mortgage foreclosures. Under EverBank’s amended consent order, the company is not prohibited, but has agreed to seek regulatory non-objection for certain mortgage servicing and subservicing-related activities and transactions until the termination of its consent order. EverBank does not anticipate that it will need to seek non-objection from any of these restrictions because it is not presently engaged and does not plan to engage in such activities.
“We’re pleased with the substantial progress EverBank has made remediating 91 of the 95 actionable items identified under the 2011 consent order, and we look forward to remediating the final four items still open under the consent order,” said Robert M. Clements, EverBank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Based on EverBank’s current business plans and operations, we do not believe that the restrictions included in the revised consent order will have a material impact on our business.”
ABOUT EVERBANK FINANCIAL CORP
EverBank Financial Corp, through its wholly-owned subsidiary EverBank, provides a diverse range of financial products and services directly to clients nationwide through multiple business channels. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, EverBank has $23.3 billion in assets and $16.1 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2015. With an emphasis on value, innovation and service, EverBank offers a broad selection of banking, lending and investing products to consumers and businesses. EverBank provides services to clients through the internet, over the phone, through the mail, at its Florida-based financial centers and at other business offices throughout the country. More information on EverBank can be found at http://about.everbank.
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For additional factors that could materially affect our financial results, please refer to EverBank Financial Corp’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, the risks described under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” The Company undertakes no obligation to revise these statements following the date of this news release, except as required by law.