Clinton Rockwell

Clinton Rockwell

BuckleySandler LLP

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Infobytes Special Alert: HUD Adopts Its Own QM Rule

On December 11, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a final rule defining what constitutes a “qualified mortgage” (“QM”) for purposes of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration...more

12/18/2013 - CFPB FHA HUD Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Rule Combining TILA And RESPA Mortgage Disclosures

On November 20, 2013, the CFPB finalized its long-awaited rule combining the mortgage disclosures consumers receive under the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”). For more...more

12/2/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank HUD Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages RESPA TILA

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Issues Mortgage Servicing Rule Amendments And Guidance Addressing Conflicts With Bankruptcy And Debt...

On October 15, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an interim final rule amending certain provisions of its mortgage servicing rules and making technical changes to other January 2013 mortgage rules...more

10/17/2013 - CFPB Consumer Bankruptcy Debt Collection FDCPA Mortgage Servicers Mortgages

Infobytes Special Alert: HUD Proposes Its Own QM Rule

On September 27, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) released a proposal defining what constitutes a “qualified mortgage” (“QM”) for purposes of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration...more

10/3/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB FHA HUD Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule TILA

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Additional Amendments To The 2013 Mortgage Rules

On September 13, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) finalized another set of amendments (the “Amendments”) to its January 2013 mortgage rules. Whereas previous amendments focused largely on the...more

9/18/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Proposed Amendments Qualified Mortgage Rule

Infobytes Special Alert : CFPB Finalizes Additional Amendments ToThe Ability-To-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule And Other 2013...

On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) finalized important amendments (the “Amendments”) to its ability-to-repay / qualified mortgage rule (the “QM / ATR Rule”) that are intended to ease certain...more

7/15/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Appraisal CFPB Qualified Mortgage Rule Regulation Z

InfoBytes Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Additional Amendments To Mortgage Rules - June 26, 2013

On June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued another set of proposed amendments to its January 2013 mortgage rules....more

6/27/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Fees Foreclosure Loan Originator Compensation Rule Loss Mitigation Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

InfoBytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Amendments To The Ability-To-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule

Yesterday afternoon, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) finalized important amendments (the “Amendments”) to its ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage rule (the “Rule”) concerning the extent to which loan...more

5/31/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Creditors Loans Mortgage Brokers Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

InfoBytes Special Alert: Detailed Analysis Of CFPB's Final Escrow Rule

On January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its final rule on escrow account requirements for first-lien higher-priced mortgage loans. The rule amends existing escrow requirements and exemptions for...more

2/15/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Appraisal CFPB Condominiums Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Escrow Holders First-Lien Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans HOEPA Loans Mortgage Escrow Account Prepayment Penalties PUDs Regulation Z RESPA TILA

InfoBytes Special Alert: Detailed Analysis Of CFPB's High-Cost Mortgage Rule - January 25, 2013

On January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued a final rule (the “Rule”) that amends Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement changes to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act...more

1/25/2013 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans HOEPA Loans Mortgages Regulation Z TILA

Infobytes Special Alert: Detailed Analysis Of CFPB's Final Ability-To-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule

After considering a proposed rule and comments for more than a year and a half, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) has issued its highly anticipated final “Ability-to-Repay” rule (the “Rule”) governing...more

1/24/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Foreclosure Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Regulation Z Safe Harbors TILA Underwriting

SAFE or Out? Who's In, Who's Not Under the SAFE Act?

Since the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) was signed into law, the states have adopted licensing laws compliant with the new federal standard, but questions remain about who is...more

11/20/2012

The CFPB and an End to "Unwarranted Regulatory Burdens?"

The Commentary by Clint Rockwell and Jonathan Cannon, which appeared in Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series, "Consumer Protection Update: Banking, Finance & Data Privacy," discusses the opportunity for the Consumer...more

8/25/2011

Mortgage Litigation and the False Claims Act

The complaint against Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary MortgageIT filed on May 3, 2011, seeks damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act. The government claims that the defendants wrongly represented to HUD that...more

5/13/2011

Surviving and Thriving in FHA's New Environment

The downturn in the housing and finance markets in 2006-2008 resulted in several new measures at the Federal Housing Administration, as it sought to limit risk to the mortgage insurance fund. Increased enforcement efforts...more

8/2/2010

2006 California Legislative Developments for Financial Service Companies

This legal update summarizes the 2006 California legislative session and the changes to existing statutes of interest to the financial services industry. For ease of discussion, this summary is divided into the following...more

1/1/2006

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