On December 14, the OCC released its quarterly Mortgage Metrics Report. The report shows continued improvement of the mortgage performance of first-lien mortgages during the third quarter of 2015. 93.9% of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared to last year’s 93%. In addition, 30 to 59 days past due mortgages made up 2.3% of the portfolio, representing a 4.4% decrease from a year earlier, and 60 or more days past due mortgages made up 2.6%, representing a 16.1% decrease. The report also highlights a decline in both foreclosure activity and the need for other loss mitigation actions. The OCC’s report reflects performance data on first-lien residential mortgages serviced by eight national banks maintaining large mortgage-servicing portfolios.