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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS, EQUITY METHOD INVESTEES - Narrative (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS, EQUITY METHOD INVESTEES - Narrative (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Oct. 03, 2014
Jun. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2014
Apr. 30, 2013
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
Refinanced outstanding asset-backed notes $ 2,600,000            
Proceeds from refinancing asset backed notes 337,800            
Basis in consumer loans investment 0            
Gain on consumer loans investment $ 80,100 $ 8,510 $ 0 $ 18,957 $ 0    
Distributions in excess to New Residential       0 $ 2,152    
Consumer Loan Companies [Member]              
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
Tax withholding payments       $ 600      
Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors LLC [Member]              
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
Percentage of portfolio co-invested by other parties             23.00%
Consumer Loan Companies [Member]              
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
Percentage of portfolio financed by other parties             73.00%
Springleaf [Member]              
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
Percentage of portfolio co-invested by other parties             47.00%
Consumer Loan Investees [Member]              
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]              
New Residential’s ownership   30.00% 30.00% 30.00% 30.00% 30.00% 30.00%
Percentage of portfolio co-invested by other parties             70.00%
Distributions in excess to New Residential       $ 19,000