Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Consumer Loan Variable Interest Entities (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Consumer Loan Variable Interest Entities (Details) - VIE, consolidated [Member] - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Total assets [1] $ 2,320,733 $ 2,410,098
Notes and bonds payable 1,982,944 2,060,347
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 6,574 6,111
Total liabilities [1] 1,989,518 $ 2,066,458
Consumer Loan Companies [Member]    
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Consumer loans, held-for-investment 1,970,565  
Restricted cash 14,931  
Total assets 1,985,496  
Notes and bonds payable 1,803,192  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 4,764  
Total liabilities $ 1,807,956  
[1] The creditors of the Buyer do not have recourse to the general credit of New Residential and the assets of the Buyer are not directly available to satisfy New Residential’s obligations.