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
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Total assets [1] $ 1,960,296 $ 2,410,098
Notes and bonds payable 1,625,956 2,060,347
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 6,119 6,111
Total liabilities [1] 1,632,075 $ 2,066,458
Consumer Loan Companies [Member]    
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Consumer loans, held-for-investment 1,731,304  
Restricted cash 13,866  
Variable Interest Entity, Consolidated, Carrying Amount, Accrued Interest Receivable 25,468  
Total assets 1,770,638  
Notes and bonds payable 1,590,387  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,150  
Total liabilities $ 1,591,537  
[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.