Nearly 165,000 borrowers have filed requests for reviews on how their servicer treated them in foreclosure—to see if they are entitled to damages—according to new figures released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

In addition, independent consultants hired by 14 servicing megabanks and approved by regulators have identified 142,000 loan files where errors or mistakes in the foreclosure process may have caused financial harm to borrowers. “That number will increase as the consultants identify additional files for review,” OCC spokesman Bryan Hubbard said.

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