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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Cheat Sheet: Inside the CFPB's New Mortgage Servicing Proposal
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposal Thursday that would institute new foreclosure protections for consumers after the agency found its previous mortgage rules didn't go far enough.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new low down payment loans products may not represent such a risk to the Federal Housing Administration program as some have feared. more »
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has stirred up by a hornet's nest by proposing to tighten membership rules for the Federal Home Loan Banks. more »
For the fifth year in a row, Quicken Loans has been rated No. 1 by consumers in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a J.D. Power survey. more »
The recent dip in mortgage rates isn't likely to spur a refi boom, but with the industry now into the fourth quarter of a tough year, many lenders are looking for ways to boost business. more »
PHILADELPHIA—A community revitalization program in the City of Brotherly Love is connecting potential homebuyers to financial institutions, and some credit unions are among those reaping the benefits. more »
During the past week, consumer and industry groups have lobbied the agency in different directions, with consumer groups arguing the agency did not go far enough and lenders saying it went too far in seeking more data from lenders. more »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could determine when and how borrowers are allowed to cancel their mortgages. more »
The Mortgage Bankers Association is honoring Pentagon Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va., for providing affordable housing and post-deployment assistance to military families and war veterans. more »
The GSE regulator's second attempt to stimulate the mortgage market is receiving a lukewarm reception from lenders, who remain gun-shy after being forced by Fannie and Freddie to repurchase billions of dollars in soured loans since 2008. more »
Regulators recently offered a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of what areas they are targeting for enforcement, saying that potential fair lending violations and how mortgages are priced and serviced remain top priorities for the future. more »
WASHINGTON — The merger agreement between the Federal Home Loan Banks of Seattle and Des Moines contains a little-noticed provision that would force one of them to pay a $57 million penalty if it break off talks. more »
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released its annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act dataset on Monday for the 2013 calendar year. more »
Regulator priorities used to be somewhat clear – making sure lenders were originating and servicing residential mortgage loans in accordance with applicable requirements. But more recently the focus has been on fair lending and disparate impact. more »
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