National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Seeks Servicemember Complaints


On November 12, National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joseph Smith, Jr. launched a military-specific outreach program to encourage servicemembers to report mortgage servicing complaints using an online form. The Monitor released a separate form for complaints by attorneys, caseworkers, counselors or other professionals assisting servicemembers with their mortgages, as well as a servicemember-specific fact sheet. The national settlement does not require that the Monitor collect or address individual borrower complaints. The Monitor intends to use the complaint process to identify and investigate any trends in servicing complaints.