Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Summary of Consumer Loan Investments made through Equity Method Investees (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Summary of Consumer Loan Investments made through Equity Method Investees (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Apr. 01, 2016
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Weighted Average Life (Years) 11 months 13 days    
Performing Loans [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance $ 92,600    
New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | SpringCastle [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Parent's ownership percentage     53.50%
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance 3,600    
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] | Consumer Loan Investees [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance [1],[2]   $ 2,094,904  
New Residential Interest in Investees [1]   30.00%  
Carrying value [1]   $ 1,698,130  
Weighted Average Coupon [1],[3]   18.20%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) [1],[4]   4 years 4 months 24 days  
Delinquency [1],[5]   7.20%  
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] | New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | SpringCastle [Member] | Performing Loans [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance [2] $ 1,345,573    
Parent's ownership percentage 53.50%    
Carrying value $ 1,391,388    
Weighted Average Coupon [3] 18.70%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) [4] 4 years 3 months 6 days    
Delinquency [5] 5.70%    
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] | New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | SpringCastle [Member] | Non-Performing Loans [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance [2],[6] $ 396,462    
Parent's ownership percentage [6] 53.50%    
Carrying value [6] $ 339,916    
Weighted Average Coupon [3],[6] 16.60%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) [4],[6] 3 years 7 months 6 days    
Delinquency [5],[6] 13.20%    
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] | New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | Prosper [Member] | Consumer Loan, Other [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance [2] $ 91,523    
Parent's ownership percentage 100.00%    
Carrying value $ 90,675    
Weighted Average Coupon [3] 14.30%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) [4] 1 year 5 months 24 days    
Delinquency [5] 0.00%    
Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] | New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | SpringCastle and Prosper [Member]      
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]      
Unpaid Principal Balance [2] $ 1,833,558    
Carrying value $ 1,821,979    
Weighted Average Coupon [3] 18.10%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) [4] 3 years 11 months 24 days    
Delinquency [5] 7.00%    
[1] Held through an equity method investee, which had a carrying value of zero, at such time.
[2] Represents the balances as of September 30, 2016 and November 30, 2015, respectively.
[3] Substantially all of the cash flows received on the loans held by the Consumer Loan Companies are required to be used to make payments on the notes described above.
[4] Represents the weighted average expected timing of the receipt of expected cash flows for this investment.
[5] Represents the percentage of the total unpaid principal balance that is 30+ days delinquent. Delinquency status is the primary credit quality indicator as it provides early warning of borrowers who may be experiencing financial difficulties.
[6] Includes loans with evidence of credit deterioration since origination where it is probable that New Residential will not collect all contractually required principal and interest payments, which are accounted for as PCD loans.