Reinforces Commitment to Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Warehouse and Specialty Lending
Next Step in Optimizing Balance Sheet and Enhancing Focus on Core Growth Drivers
DALLAS, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Texas Capital Bank, N.A., referred to herein as “Texas Capital Bank” or the “Company,” today announced that it has entered into an agreement with PHH Mortgage (“PHH”), a subsidiary of Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN), under which PHH will purchase, in a bulk sale, the Company’s portfolio of Mortgage Servicing Rights (“MSRs”) attributable to a mortgage loan portfolio approximating $14 billion. In a related Letter of Intent, PHH has also confirmed it will extend employment opportunities to many of the Company’s Correspondent Lending employees, and Texas Capital Bank has agreed to make best efforts to cooperate with PHH in transitioning its Correspondent Lending client base. The MSR sale and transition of employees and clients is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
The transaction is consistent with Texas Capital Bank’s strategic objectives to increase capital flexibility and better align resources and investments to core, high-growth opportunities for long-term value creation. Importantly, Texas Capital Bank is reinforcing its commitment to its Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Warehouse and Specialty Lending businesses, which will continue to be core to the Company’s go-forward strategy and is not expected to be impacted by this transaction. The Company expects to increase its investments to those lines of business and continue providing innovative mortgage solutions to its clients.
Rob C. Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Capital Bank, said, “Today’s announcement represents another important step to optimize our balance sheet, implement enhanced discipline and mitigate risk across Texas Capital Bank. Over the last several weeks, we have been taking important actions to strengthen our financial position and hone our focus on our core growth drivers, including through this agreement with PHH, our recently announced Credit Risk Transfer transaction and our issuance of new preferred stock. We believe the transaction with PHH maximizes value for our Correspondent Lending and MSR assets while continuing to support those clients’ needs with a strong partner. As a result, Texas Capital Bank is expected to have additional capital resources to strategically deploy in support of our objectives to deliver enhanced services and solutions for our clients and drive more predictable, profitable results.”
Mr. Holmes continued, “Importantly, this announcement does not impact our commitment to our Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Warehouse or Specialty Lending businesses, which will continue to be core to our long-term strategy. I want to express my appreciation to all of our Correspondent Lending stakeholders, in particular our dedicated…