Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Narrative (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Narrative (Details)
$ / shares in Units, shares in Millions
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jun. 04, 2019
USD ($)
Feb. 28, 2017
USD ($)
investor
$ / shares
shares
Dec. 31, 2019
USD ($)
shares
Dec. 31, 2018
USD ($)
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
New Residential’s investment     $ 0 $ 38,294,000
Warrants     $ 28,042,000 $ 0
WarrantCo | Consumer Portfolio Segment        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
Number of warrants to be purchased (in shares) | shares   177.7 42.0  
Value of Series F convertible preferred stock   $ 75,000,000.0    
Exercise price (in dollars per share) | $ / shares   $ 0.01    
Consumer Loan SPVs        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
New Residential’s ownership     53.50%  
Refinanced asset-backed notes $ 938,700,000      
Proceeds in excess of the refinanced debt 7,800,000      
Consumer Loan SPVs | New Residential and Co Investors        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
Proceeds in excess of the refinanced debt $ 13,400,000      
LoanCo | Consumer Portfolio Segment        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
New Residential’s ownership   25.00%    
Purchase agreement amount   $ 5,000,000,000.0    
Terms of purchase agreement contract   2 years    
Number of co-investors | investor   3    
New Residential’s investment     $ 0.0  
Gain on the distribution of all net assets     $ 3,600,000  
WarrantCo | Consumer Portfolio Segment        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
New Residential’s ownership   23.57%    
Number of co-investors | investor   3    
Series F Convertible Preferred Stock | Consumer Loan Seller | New Residential and Co Investors | Consumer Portfolio Segment        
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]        
Number of securities called by warrants (in shares) | shares     177.7